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Craig Spurn

Craig Spurn

Partner, Corporate


Contact Information

cspurn@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7012

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 1991

Education
  • University of Alberta, LL.B.
Language(s)
English

Craig Spurn is a partner in Osler's Corporate Group in Calgary. He practices corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on energy transactions, projects, procurement, energy contracts and joint ventures. Craig’s transactional experience includes all facets of the energy sector including upstream oil and gas, gas plants and gathering systems, pipelines, LNG projects, oil refineries and in power generation and renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and cogeneration). Craig’s clients include senior, midsized and junior Canadian and foreign energy and resource companies, service and technology providers, private capital firms and other investors.

  • SemCAMS Midstream ULC

    SemCAMS Midstream ULC in its 50/50 joint venture with TransAlta Corporation to develop Kaybob South Cogen Facility

  • SemGroup Corporation

    SemGroup in its $5 billion acquisition by Energy Transfer LP

  • SemCAMS Midstream ULC

    SemCAMS Midstream in its $1.3 billion agreement with Keyera to build Canadian Liquids Pipeline System

  • SemCAMS

    SemGroup in its $1.8 billion joint venture with KKR including acquisition of Meritage Midstream from Riverstone

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

    • Shell Canada in its C$11.5 billion disposition of 50% interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and 100% of its interest in the Peace River Complex in-situ oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and concurrent US$2.5 billion co-acquisition with CNRL of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation

    • Spartan Energy Corp. in its C$700 million acquisition of southeast Saskatchewan upstream assets from ARC Resources Ltd.

    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. in its C$408 million acquisition of Spur Resources Ltd.

    • TC Energy’s 900 megawatt Napanee Generating Station project agreements

    • Biomass power plant acquisition, project financing and subsequent disposition

    • Black Diamond Group in its acquisition from Shelter Modular of its rental unit fleet of manufactured modular building and office units

    • Heritage Oil Plc in its US$1.55 billion acquisitions by Energy Investments Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Mirqab Capital SPC

    • Secure Energy in its $107 million acquisition of Predator Midstream’s business and assets including 3 transloading rail terminals and fleet of 278 rail cars

    • Harvest Energy Trust's $1.6 billion acquisition of the Come-By-Chance Crude Oil Refinery from Vitol

    • Sinopec International's $105 million acquisition and $4.5 billion partnership with Synenco Energy in the Northern Lights oil sands project

    • Canoe Financial's $185 million acquisition of the EnerVest group of fund management companies

    • Acquisition and privatization of Thunder Energy Trust by Aston Hill Financial and Infra-PSP Canada

    • Acquisition of Latin American based crude oil marketing business

    • International oil and gas joint ventures in Albania, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania

    • Structuring, creating and capitalization of energy asset-based private mutual fund trust

    • Surge Energy in its C$430 million disposition of high quality, light oil assets to TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

    • Black Diamond Group Limited in its divestiture of its Construction Services Operation to Northern Frontier Corp

    • Grafton Asset Management in its $250 million investment in a $500 million Notikewin/Falher and Cardium joint venture

    • Osum Oil Sands in it $325 million acquisition of the Orion Oil Sands Project from Shell Canada

    • Sunshine Oilsands in its $250 million definitive joint operating agreement with Renergy Petroleum for Sunshine’s Muskwa and Godin area oil sands leases

    • Spartan Energy in acquisition of southeast Saskatchewan light oil asset for consideration of $98 million

    • Storm Resources in its C$87.9 million acquisition of Montney assets

    • Elkwater Resources in its C$30.5 million acquisition of assets in East Central Alberta and its C$83.3 million acquisition of assets in West Central Alberta

    • Grafton Energy’s $244 million joint venture with Bellatrix Exploration in the Willesden Green and Brazeau areas of Alberta

    • Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s $602 million CBM acquisition and joint venture with Encana Corporation

    • Penn West Energy Trust's $250 million disposition and related $800 million Cordova shale gas joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation

    • Harvest Energy Trust's $440 million acquisition of Birchill Energy

    • Harvest Energy's $526 million acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets from EnCana

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  • Chambers: Ranked in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
    • "Craig Spurn is described as having a "great legal head and great business head" by market sources.He frequently acts for companies of all sizes engaged in the energy and natural resources sector on commercial transactions. Clients seek him out for the "depth and breadth" of his knowledge of the space."
  • Lexpert: Ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada: Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law
  • Who’s Who Legal: Ranked in Who's Who Legal: Energy: Top Ten Thought Leaders in North America; Ranked in Who's Who Legal: Canada: Energy; Ranked in Who's Who Legal: Leading Practitioner, Oil & Gas
  • Expert Guides: Ranked in Expert Guides: Energy Law in Canada
  • Legal 500: Ranked in The Legal 500: Recommended Lawyer; Corporate and M&A; Energy and Natural Resources: Power; Oil & Gas

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation

  • Law Society of Alberta

  • Canada Chapter, The Oil and Gas Law Review, 2015-2017, Law Business Research

  • Honour Among Businesspeople: The Duty of Good Faith and Contrasts in the Energy Sector, Alberta Law Review, Volume 53, No. 2 (December 2015)

  • The 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure, Alberta Law Review, Volume 46, No. 2 (April 2009)