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About Kevin

Kevin acts for a broad range of clients on corporate and commercial matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint venture arrangements, private equity investments and cross-border transactions.  He also has significant experience in the energy sector, including conventional oil & gas, oil sands, royalties, renewable energy, power generation and retail, and negotiating agreements with respect to upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects, energy services and power projects.

Kevin is a member of Blakes U.S. initiative team, primarily responsible for activities and presence in Houston, Texas.

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Recent representative matters include acting as counsel to:

  • Imperial Oil Resources Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on the disposition of their interest in XTO Energy Canada to Whitecap Resources Inc. for C$1.9-billion

  • ArcLight Capital Partners on the sale of its affiliate Amphora Canada Gas Storage

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisition of Osum Oil Sands Corp.

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisition of Caltex Resources Inc.

  • Strath Resources Ltd. and Cona Resources Ltd. (portfolio companies of Waterous Energy Fund) with respect to their amalgamation to form Strathcona Resources Ltd., creating one of the largest privately held North American oil producers

  • Cona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisition of Pengrowth Energy Corporation by Cona

  • ArcLight Capital Partners, in connection with the acquisition of a 43% interest in the Alberta Hub Gas Storage Facility by its affiliate, Amphora Canada Gas Storage

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited in the C$4.35-billion sale of Kinder Morgan and the U.S. portion of the Cochin pipeline system to Pembina Pipeline Corporation

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

  • A private international energy company on the sale of an interest in an Alberta greenfield wind project

  • Strath Resources Ltd. on the acquisition of Montney assets from Paramount Resources Ltd. for total consideration of C$340-million, paid 50% in cash and 50% in common shares of Strath

  • Imperial Oil in connection with the Canadian market entry of Mobil and offering of the PC Optimum loyalty program at Imperial and Mobil retail outlets

  • Enercapita Energy Ltd. on the acquisition of assets near Worsley, Alberta for approximately C$100-million and Boundary Lake, Alberta for approximately C$48-million

  • Cona Resources Ltd. on its disposition of various non-core assets

  • Imperial Oil on the sale of its 497 retail gas stations across Canada for approximately C$2.8-billion

  • PetroLama Energy Canada Inc. in connection with its crude oil storage joint venture with Keyera Energy Inc. in Cushing, Oklahoma

  • A major international retailer on its acquisition of the Wintering Hills wind farm, located near Drumheller, Alberta

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its joint venture with Keyera Corp. to build the Base Line Terminal, a crude oil storage terminal located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, together with associated arrangements including numerous long-term storage agreements, land use and access agreements, various interconnection agreements, and EPC agreements

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on the sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation for C$1.13-billion

  • ENMAX Corporation on its Shepard Energy Centre, an 800 MW natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle, electricity generation facility in Calgary, Alberta, and the subsequent sale of a 50% interest in the Shepard Energy Centre to Capital Power

  • ENMAX Corporation on its joint venture with Capital Power for the 1,050 MW natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle, Genesee 4 and Genesee 5 Energy Centres being developed near Warburg, Alberta

  • 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

  • A major international retailer on its acquisition of the Oldman 2 wind farm, located near Pincher Creek, Alberta

Awards & Recognition
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2023–2024 (Corporate Commercial Law, Energy (Oil & Gas))

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers – Independently Rated Lawyers – 2019–2020, 2022 (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

Professional Activities

Kevin has taught courses, led seminars and presented on energy law, transaction structuring, contract drafting and various issues impacting the energy industry for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, the Calgary Bar Association, the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the Energy Council and The Energy Roundtable.

Media Activities

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2010
LLB, University of Calgary – 2009
BA, University of Calgary – 2005

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