Paul represents oil and gas exploration and production companies in a range of corporate mandates, including joint ventures and dispositions. Interviewees note: "He is very knowledgeable, both in terms of the law and the practical business side of things."

- Chambers Canada, 2021 Guide

Paul advises clients on the drafting and negotiating of agreements for the acquisition and divestiture (A&D) of oil and gas assets and the drafting and negotiating of joint venture, partnership and joint operating agreements pertaining to the energy industry.

Paul also assists clients in due diligence and title opinion preparation in A&D transactions and with respect to custom and complex freehold land matters and the legal consequences of asset retirement obligations (ARO). He provides advice relating to day to day disputes and issues with joint venture participants, royalty owners and fee simple owners of oil and gas properties and ARO disputes. In A&D, he helps clients understand and navigate the closing process and the preparation of closing documentation to ensure a successful transaction. 

Paul's practice is focused exclusively on oil and gas matters. The significant concentration of Paul's oil and gas focused practice, allows him to provide his clients with timely, detailed and thoughtful assistance in energy matters. 

Professional Activities

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Management, "PLMA475 - Introduction to Professional Land Management", 2019 to present, Instructor
  • University of Calgary Faculty of Management, "PLMA477 - Introduction to Agreements", 2004 to 2016, Instructor
  • CAPL; "Freehold Mineral Lease", 2001 to present, Instructor and Materials writer
  • CAPL Negotiator Magazine, Periodic contributor

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2023-2024): recommended as a leading practitioner for Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • Chambers Canada 2024: ranked for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) - Nationwide (Band 4)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2022-2024: recognised for Oil and Gas Law
  • Chambers Global 2023-2024: ranked for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Band 4)
  • Who's Who Legal:
    • recommended for Energy (Global Guide) 2023
    • recommended for Energy (Canada) 2023
  • Acritas Stars 2019-2021
  • Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the 2016 editorial for Energy (Oil and gas)
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2016-20: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy
  • 2014 Friend of CAPL Award
  • 2011 Friend of CAPL Award



  • An Alberta-based public oil and gas exploration and development company in negotiating and drafting the Project Development Agreement, Facilities Development Agreement, Gas Transportation Agreement, and a Gas Handling Agreement for a large transaction involving its acquisition of long-term (25 years) natural gas transportation and processing capacity from a major midstream player. The long-term processing and transportation value to our clients was over C$1 billion
  • Longshore Resources Ltd. with the financing and acquisition of a significant asset. We supported due diligence of the assets as well as negotiated the purchase and sale agreement governing the acquisition. We also assisted Longshore with a $100 million drawn down of its stand-by financing from its Founders and private equity supporter 
  • NuVista Energy Ltd. with respect to asset purchase and sale agreements with Canadian Natural Resources Northern Alberta Partnership, one of the largest independent crude oil and gas producers in the world
  • Renegade Petroleum Ltd. with respect to title due diligence for their $495 million merger with Alexander Energy Ltd. to form Spartan Energy Corp
  • Title due diligence on behalf of Direct Energy Marketing Limited’s (Centrica PLC) in respect of the $1 billion dollar acquisition of Suncor Energy Inc.’s WSB natural gas assets. (Jan – March 2013)
  • Lead counsel for Long Run Exploration Ltd. in a $180 million dollar sale to Teine Energy Ltd. (West Central Area, Saskatchewan)
  • Lead counsel for Corex Resources Ltd. in a $220 million dollar purchase from Enerplus Corporation (Manitoba lands)

News & Publications

News & Publications

Alberta Energy’s Industry Shakedown for Delinquent Gas Royalties - Energy Express Educational Series, November 17, 2021

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Energy Express Educational Series –  Alberta Energy’s Industry Shakedown for Delinquent Gas Royalties, November 17, 2021, Virtual Presenter
  • CAPL Freehold Mineral Lease - full day LIVE course, November 4, 2021, Speaker
  • Redwater SCC Decision and Go Forward Thoughts, February 13, 2019, Co-Speaker
  • "Freehold Mineral Leases, Termination and the Measure of Damages", Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators (CAPLA) 2017 Lunch, 2017, Presenter
  • "ARO - When the Parties Over", Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) September 2017 Conference, September 2017, Co-Presenter
  • "AER LLR Program", Alberta Association of Surface Land Agents (AASLA) June 2017 Conference, June 2017, Presenter
  • American Association of Petroleum Landman (AAPL) June 2014 Conference Presenter, “From Mooses to Molasses, Oil and Gas Rights in Canada: Dealing With the Crown and Freeholders”, June 2014
  • "Beyond OMERs - Current Issues of Concern in Freehold Leasing", Scott Land and Lease Ltd. Freehold Lunch n' Learn, March 21, 2013, Presenter
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Bar Admissions

  • Alberta (1994)


University of Calgary (LL.B., 1993)

University of Calgary (B.A. PolSci, 1990)

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