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Joint ventures and other business combinations

Use our experience structuring joint venture agreements and business combinations to help get your deal off the ground.

We structure and implement a variety of business combinations for our clients to unlock value and support long-term business growth. When you partner with BD&P, we put your commercial objectives first and help achieve your goals. All while giving you the appropriate legal protection.

The advantages of a cross-disciplinary team

Our team has deep experience working on national, cross-border and international joint venture arrangements - particularly in the oil and gas sector. Benefit from our skill, creativity and breadth of legal knowledge. We can draw upon the skills of other lawyers in the firm to ensure your agreements fit your business needs.

Get help with:

  • Shareholders agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Limited partnerships
  • Investment agreements
  • Strategic alliances

Did you know?

We have worked on some of Canada's most important joint ventures including Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) and Cenovus Energy's 50/50 $15 billion joint venture with ConocoPhilips

Representative work

Tourmaline Oil Corp.'s $205 million acquisition of assets from Saguaro Resources Ltd.

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $205 million strategic acquisition of 50% of the assets of Saguaro Resources Ltd. in the Laprise-Conroy North Montney area of British Columbia. The companies entered into a joint venture agreement to develop the assets, with Tourmaline operating the joint venture and related facilities.

Saguaro Resources Ltd. sale of energy assets to Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Counsel to Saguaro Resources Ltd. in the sale of 50% of its assets in the Laprise-Conroy North Montney area of British Columbia to Tourmaline Oil Corp. for $205 million. The companies entered into a joint venture agreement to development the assets with Tourmaline operating the joint venture and related facilities

Ovintiv Canada ULC's termination of joint venture with PetroChina Canada Ltd.

Counsel to Ovintiv Canada for the termination of their 2012 Duvernay shale joint venture and partition of assets.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd.'s $937 million sale of joint venture interest

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the $937 million sale of its 5% non-operated working interest in the Syncrude oil sands joint venture to Suncor Energy Inc.

Athabasca Oil Corporation's light oil joint venture

Counsel to Athabasca in the $486 million light oil joint venture with Murphy Oil Company Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary to Murphy Oil Corporation, to develop the Duvernay and Montney in the Kaybob area of northwestern Alberta.

AgJunction Inc. merger with Novariant Inc.

Counsel to AgJunction Inc. regarding its merger with Novariant Inc. pursuant to a plan of merger under the laws of the State of California.

Inter Pipeline Fund conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd.

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in its conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd., a dividend paying corporation.

Encana Corporation's joint venture to develop Duvernay lands

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $2.18 billion acquisition by Phoenix Duvernay Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of PetroChina International Investment Company Limited, of a 49.9% interest in Encana's Duvernay natural gas play in West Central Alberta; at the same time, a joint venture was formed between Encana and Phoenix to develop the properties.

Encana Corporation's partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $2.9 billion partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation whereby Mitsubishi acquired a 40% interest in Encana's natural gas assets in the Cutbank Ridge area in BC.

Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.'s energy asset sale and joint venture

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. in the $1.9 billion sale of 60% interest in McKay & Dover Oil Sands assets to PetroChina International Investment Company Limited and negotiated related joint venture.

US Development Group LLC's joint venture with Gibson Energy

Counsel to US Development Group LLC in its 50/50 joint venture with Gibson Energy to advance the financing, development and construction of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty, Alberta.

Development of an LNG export project

Counsel to a consortium of limited partners and shareholders on the strategic implications of the joint development agreement on their interests as partners/shareholders and as gas suppliers to the proposed LNG export project.

Encana Corporation's joint venture with ConocoPhillips

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $15 billion formation of two 50/50 joint ventures, a Canadian upstream partnership including the Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands projects formerly held by Encana, and a US downstream limited liability company including the Wood River and Borger refineries formerly held by ConocoPhillips; counsel to Cenovus Energy Inc. in the renegotiation of the joint venture whereby Cenovus took over the interest of Encana.

Shell Canada's proposed LNG project at Kitimat

Counsel to Shell Canada in the negotiation of joint venture arrangements between Shell Canada, Korea Oil and Gas Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and PetroChina Company Limited for the development of an LNG export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Successful summary dismissal application for Bellatrix Exploration Corp.

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Corp. in a successful summary dismissal application of claims arising under three joint venture agreements.

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