Ky Kvisle
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9646

Ky's practice focuses primarily on natural resources and infrastructure with a specific focus on commercial transactions and project development. He works extensively on both international and domestic matters in the upstream and midstream energy sector as well as in the agriculture, petrochemical, technology, electricity and mining sectors. His experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commodities trading and energy derivatives agreements, corporate reorganizations and energy infrastructure development and operational agreements.

In 2015 and part of 2016, Ky was seconded to the Firm's offices in the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. During that time, he acted for Canadian companies with investments in the Middle East as well as some of the largest enterprises based in the region.

Prior to joining Blakes, Ky obtained industry experience working in the legal department of a large Canadian-based international oil and gas company.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Domestic Commercial Transactions and Projects

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. on the reorganization of its Canadian businesses and its subsequent C$1.7-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KMCL)

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its acquisition of an additional 5% interest in the Syncrude oilsands joint venture from Mocal for C$920-million

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its agreement to acquire Murphy Oil Company’s interest in the Syncrude oilsands joint venture for approximately C$937-million

  • Nutrien Ltd. and its subsidiaries on various mergers and acquisition transactions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses

  • LNG Project developments on Canada’s west and east coasts

  • TransCanada Corporation on its C$12-billion Energy East Pipeline Project to deliver 1.1-million barrels per day of crude oil to Quebec and New Brunswick

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in connection with the transfer of fee simple oil and gas and related assets by Encana to PrairieSky and subsequent C$1.67-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky

  • Numerous financial institutions and commodities marketing companies involved in petroleum and natural gas marketing, trading and storage in the western Canadian sedimentary basin

International Commercial Transactions and Projects

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its acquisition of Macrofertil Pty Ltd., Australia from Louis Dreyfus Co.

  • Methanex Corporation on its large-volume, long-term natural gas procurement and hedging program for its "G2" methanol production, storage and handling facilities at Geismar, Louisiana

  • Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, on various project development and petrochemical offtake and sales agreements for its petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

  • Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec, on various project development agreements for its refinery and petrochemical complex located in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia