Energy (Oil & Gas)

Overview

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.

Related Expertise
  • 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 in the disposition for $1.7 billion of an interest in midstream assets

  • TransCanada Corporation

    TransCanada in its agreement to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group for US$13 billion

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with the sale of certain royalty interests to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd for $1.8 billion

  • Canadian Oil Sands Limited

    Canadian Oil Sands Limited in its agreement to support Suncor Energy Inc.’s amended offer valued at $6.6 billion

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc.

    Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in connection with activist shareholder matters and Legacy’s $1.5 billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

  • Kanata Energy Group Ltd.

    Kanata Energy Group Ltd. in its $54 million joint venture arrangement with Cequence Energy Ltd. to acquire a 50% share of the Simonette gathering and processing facility in Alberta and to provide midstream services.

  • Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited,

    Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited, a Canadian subsidiary of PetroChina, on its partnership with TransCanada Corporation and its affiliates to construct, own and operate the Grand Rapids Pipeline System and its commitment to ship on the system.

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012-2016, recognized in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas.
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016, 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 Legal 500, 2015-2016, recognized in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas (Tier 1).
  • 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.

  • Insolvency, Energy

    Calgary Breakfast Seminar Series: Dealing with Counterparties in Financial Distress , Calgary

  • Corporate Governance

    Corporate Governance in Challenging Times , Deloitte Calgary Office

  • Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act - Are you on the right track? , Calgary