Energy (Oil & Gas)


Canada’s Energy sector has successfully and responsibly developed hydrocarbons for more than 150 years. The success of this industry has been built on entrepreneurship, innovation and the thoughtful management of the many challenges involved, including changing cost structures and commodity price fluctuations; the evolving technology required to access previously stranded assets; managing the environmental impact of such operations; working proactively with affected Aboriginal groups; understanding the ever-changing regulatory regimes; and working with other stakeholders to obtain access to new markets.

The offering Osler’s Oil & Gas Group provides to clients is simple, but all-encompassing  – we understand the industry and the marketplace in which you operate, we take the time to fully understand your objectives, and then we partner with you in creative ways to deliver on your objectives – on time and without surprises.

Through the Group’s combined decades of experience, in both the Energy and Infrastructure industries, we are able to deliver pragmatic, innovative and strategic advice on all manners of projects and transactions. Our lean and nimble team of oil and gas professionals have experience acting for clients on some of the most significant projects and transactions in Canada, including complex joint ventures and M&A transactions involving LNG, oil sands, offshore, shale gas, pipelines, upgrading and refining facilities, conventional oil and gas operations, midstream facilities and downstream distribution. Our clients include multi-national E&P companies, infrastructure companies, private equity and pension funds, mid-market energy companies and multi-party consortiums.

We pride ourselves on having a team that is highly experienced, able to move quickly to cost-effectively deliver the desired results, and flexible enough to adapt to the changing needs of our clients. Our experience is your resource.

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Frank Turner

Partner, Corporate

Janice Buckingham

Partner, Energy
  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in the sale of its interest in the Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership, as well as the majority of its western Canada Deep Basin gas assets, to Cenovus for total proceeds of C $17.7 billion.

  • Athabasca Oil Corporation

    Athabasca Oil Corporation in its acquisition of Norway’s Statoil ASA’s Canadian oilsands business

  • Tervita Corporation

    Tervita Corporation completes C$3.5 billion recapitalization transaction under the Canada Business Corporations Act

  • TransCanada Corporation

    TransCanada Corp. in its US$915 million bid to purchase the outstanding public units of Columbia Pipeline Partnership

  • Shell Canada Limited

    Shell Canada Limited, in its sale of strategic assets to Tourmaline Oil Corp. for $1.369 billion

  • Sterling Resources Ltd.

    Osler represents Nordic Trustee ASA for Sterling Resources Norwegian Bond Recapitalization

  • Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

    The Underwriters in the bought-deal financing by Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

    CPPIB in connection with the $975 million funding for an asset purchase by Teine Energy Ltd.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada

    National Energy Board Recommends Approval of the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    The Independent Committee of the Board of Husky Energy Inc. in the disposition of an interest in midstream assets for $1.7 billion

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  • The Legal 500, 2015-2017, Osler ranked in Tier 1, recognized in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas.
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012-2017, recognized in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas.
    • "Osler’s highly regarded energy group has played an integral role in advising clients in many of the most significant and complex transactions and projects involving Canadian energy companies at home and abroad."
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2017, Band 1, recognized in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012-2016, Consistently Recommended in the area of Energy (Oil & Gas)- Calgary.
  • The Lexpert Special Edition- Energy, 2016, Osler lawyers recognized as "Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers".
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2016, Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Oil & Gas Law.
  • Who’s Who Legal, 2015, Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Energy.