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    Bernadita’s practice is focused in the area of oil and gas law. In particular, Bernadita assists domestic and international clients in the oil and gas sector with respect to acquisitions and divestitures and the requisite due ...

When will the replacement of operator provisions in the 2007 CAPL Operating Procedure (“Paragraph 2.02”) be enforced against a party in receivership in the context of a court approved sale of the underlying oil and gas properties? This question was recently considered by Justice Macleod in Bank of Montreal v. Bumper Development Corporation Ltd., 2016 ABQB 363 ...

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The AER has issued Bulletin 2016-21  to respond to the industry's outcry to Bulletin 2016-16 which imposed a 2.0 LMR minimum threshold for eligibility to take transfers of AER-licensed assets.  Bulletin 2016-16 was in response to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re), 2016 ABQB 278, which we previously commented on.

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Can you ever do indirectly that which you cannot do directly? The answer appears to be yes, in certain circumstances according to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench decision in Northrock Resources v ExxonMobil Canada Energy, 2016 SKQB 188.  This case considers this issue in the context of rights of first refusal ("ROFR") when dealing with oil and gas transactions.

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In response to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re), 2016 ABQB 278, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") has issued Bulletin 2016-16 (the "Bulletin") to minimize the risk to Albertans.

In Redwater the Court held that a trustee in bankruptcy has the right to disclaim unproductive oil and gas assets, including those subject to ...

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On April 8, 2016, the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) sent a sombre reminder to licensees and their directors and officers, of their corporate responsibilities when ceasing operations because of insolvency or for any other reason. Bulletin 2016-10 reinforced the need for compliance with all AER requirements when ceasing operations. Among several other ...

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On February 12, 2016, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") overhauled its compliance and enforcement program with the release of the Integrated Compliance Assurance Framework ("ICAF") and Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program ("Manual 013").The ICAF and Manual 013 supersede and replace Directive 019:Compliance Assurance ("Directive 019"). The AER ...

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