Landmen, administrators and other senior oil and gas personnel who work closely with royalty agreements.
This half-day seminar is designed to assist in interpreting and reviewing royalty clauses and agreements. It will examine the critical components of a royalty agreement, and will discuss such topics as: qualifying an overriding royalty (i.e. an interest in land vs. an interest in the proceeds from the sale of production); proper deductions in calculating an ORR; rights and obligations of the royalty owner and payor; and securing payment of an ORR. It should be noted that a seminar on the CAPL Royalty Procedure is offered on this day between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the same venue.
Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.
Instructor(s): Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ben acts for energy companies on all types of commercial matters across Canada and internationally. He has considerable experience in a diverse range of energy-related matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, the structuring of joint venture agreements, midstream matters, project development, and all management of the legal aspects of day-to-day oil and gas and commercial matters.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Ben has been recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the following publications:
- Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Energy Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law)
- Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012-2015 (Energy: Oil and Gas(Transactional))
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 (Corporate Commercial Law, Energy: Oil and Gas)
- The Legal 500 Canada 2015 (Energy: Oil and Gas)
- Who's Who Legal: 2012-2015 (Energy)
Ben's clients benefit from his activity within the industry, as well as his involvement with the Calgary oil and gas legal community. He is a past director and the past president of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) and has been an active member of CELF's organizing committee for its annual Jasper seminar, whose primary function is the selection of leading-edge papers in oil and gas law for presentation at the Jasper seminar and publication in the Alberta Law Review.
Ben has lectured and instructed courses and seminars on oil and gas law for Insight, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, other industry associations and the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.
He is also a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Natural Resource Subsection).