Ian Clarke
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9658

Ian's practice focuses primarily on the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry as well as the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power sectors. He has experience assisting clients on a broad range of matters and transactions, including general corporate and commercial matters, project development, internal reorganizations, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Ian's related experience includes drafting and analyzing corporate and transactional agreements; drafting opinions on various legal issues; preparing corporate charter documents; creating industry, sector and company profiles; and conducting due diligence, such as title review of subsurface mineral leases and review of minute books.

Prior to joining Blakes, Ian obtained industry experience working in the legal departments of a large Canadian pipeline company, Alberta's utilities regulator and a large Canadian banking institution.

Ian is also fluently bilingual in English and French.


Ian has assisted senior counsel advising:

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on long-term, structured electricity off-take arrangements with a consortium of Alberta school districts in support of the financing and development of its Bull Creek wind-power generation facility in Provost, Alberta, together with associated arrangements including agency and designated self-retailer services

  • Association of Energy Engineers Alberta Chapter on its formation and continued operation as an Alberta not-for-profit society

  • Acted for Trican Well Service Ltd. on the sale of its U.S. pressure pumping business to Keane Group Holdings, LLC for US$200-million plus an equity interest in Keane

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in its US$650-million acquisition of the cross-border Vantage Pipeline and Mistral Midstream extraction plant from Riverstone Holdings and Mistral Midstream

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for C$3.3-billion

  • PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. on its acquisition of Range Royalty Limited Partnership for approximately C$699-million

  • The internal reorganization of an oilfield services company

  • LNG Canada Development Inc. in connection with its arrangements with TransCanada Corporation to design, build, own and operate the proposed coastal GasLink pipeline project

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on the exchange of its interest in two wind power facilities for TransAlta's Poplar Creek cogeneration, transmission and distribution facilities and to assume operating control and eventual ownership of two gas turbine generators and two heat recovery steam generators at Poplar Creek