Oil & Gas

Top 20 of 2020 – Transactions and Trends

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 4 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Transactions and Trends

Top 20 of 2020 – Legislative Developments

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 3 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Legislative Developments

Top 20 of 2020 – Regulatory Decisions

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 2 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Regulatory Decisions

Top 20 of 2020 – Judicial decisions

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 1 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Judicial decisions

Environmental Obligations and the Role of the Trustee in Bankruptcy

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On January 25, 2021, the Alberta Court of Appeal (the ABCA) released its reasons in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. v Perpetual Energy Inc., 2021 ABCA 16 (Perpetual Energy). While the issue before the ABCA was of a preliminary nature — namely whether the claims of the trustee in bankruptcy (the Trustee) should… [Read More…] about Environmental Obligations and the Role of the Trustee in Bankruptcy

Implementation of Alberta’s New Liability Framework for OIil and Gas Reclamation

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. In July 2020, the Alberta government issued its new Liability Management Framework (the Framework), aimed at reducing the province’s inventory of orphan and inactive well sites. That inventory includes close to 97,000 inactive wells and the Orphan Well Association’s list of over 7,000 orphan sites in various stages of decommissioning,… [Read More…] about Implementation of Alberta’s New Liability Framework for OIil and Gas Reclamation

Oil & Gas in Canada: Update 2020

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. The latest edition of Oil and Gas Activity in Canada, Stikeman Elliott’s legal guide to the oil and gas industry in Canada, is now available. Written by our Alberta-based experts, the updated 2020 guide provides information on the Canadian laws and regulations affecting the industry. The topics that are… [Read More…] about Oil & Gas in Canada: Update 2020

Alberta Announces New Framework to Speed Up Oil & Gas Reclamation

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On July 30, 2020, the Alberta government announced a new Liability Management Framework (the Framework) aimed at expediting the cleanup of orphan and inactive well sites. The Framework signals a more active approach to reclamation and management of those sites, seeking to reduce their number while providing flexibility… [Read More…] about Alberta Announces New Framework to Speed Up Oil & Gas Reclamation

Alberta Court Gives Cabinet 10 Days to Decide on Oil Sands Project

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. In reasons for decision issued on February 18, 2020, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench confirmed in Prosper Petroleum Ltd v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta [PDF] (Prosper) that the Alberta Cabinet cannot unreasonably and unjustifiably delay its decision on whether to approve an oil sands project.… [Read More…] about Alberta Court Gives Cabinet 10 Days to Decide on Oil Sands Project

2019 Oil and Gas Review

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. ASC Acknowledges “Unprecedented Circumstances Continuing in Alberta’s Capital Markets” In this year’s Oil and Gas Review, the Alberta Securities Commission highlights the continuing constraints facing reporting issuers and ongoing reporting concerns – the lack of public financing and its impact on reserve estimations taking centre stage. The Alberta Securities… [Read More…] about 2019 Oil and Gas Review