Mark T. Houston

Practice Focus

  • Energy
    • Acquisitions and dispositions of petroleum and natural gas rights and interests, including transactions in Canada (including the Atlantic Offshore and the Arctic), U.S., U.K., Algeria, Columbia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Qatar and Kazakhstan
    • Development and financing of major energy projects, including transmission pipelines, natural gas gathering, processing and storage facilities, LDCs, oilsands projects, enhanced oil recovery projects and independent power projects in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Qatar, Indonesia and Singapore
    • Natural gas, oil, electricity, NGL and LNG marketing transactions, including long-term and short-term transactions in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore and Chile
  • Construction
    • Engineering, procurement and construction contracting for major energy facilities and infrastructures projects, including contracting for the construction or fabrication of onshore and offshore crude oil, natural gas and NGL pipelines, natural gas gathering and processing facilities, NGL fractionation plants, electrical generation facilities and offshore production platforms and topsides and FPSOs

Practice Areas


  • Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Laws, 1990
  • Queen's University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemical Engineering, 1986

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1992
  • Ontario 1992

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association


  • Panel Member, Doing Business with Pacific Rim Participants, BD&P Client Seminar, May 31, 2012