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Good Faith and Honest Contracting – Impacts of Bhasin v. Hrynew on Land Agreements
May 24th, 2015 | Categories : Land A&D, Oil & Gas

In 1796, George Washington’s presidential farewell letter included the advice, “that honesty is always the best policy.” Curiously, since Confederation, honesty has never been an established principle of Canadian contract law. As polite as Canadians may be, they reserved the right to be self-serving when it came to contract performance. This has changed. In November 2014, the Supreme […]

Land Asset Management – Dissolutions, Receiverships, and Missing Lessors Presentation
October 16th, 2012 | Categories : Land A&D

On October 16, 2012 Tracey Stock gave a lunch’n learn presentation to The Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA) on Land Asset Management – Dissolutions, Receiverships, and Missing Lessors. Video of the presentation is available below for viewing. In addition, slides from the presentation are available to view from the CAPLA web site. YouTube […]

Well Allocation Agreements Presentation Slides
May 16th, 2012 | Categories : Land A&D

During the 2012 CAPLA Conference in May, Tracey Stock gave a presentation on Well Allocation Agreements. The slides from the presentation are now available for viewing from the link below. Presentation slides

Current Issues on Rights of First Refusal
October 22nd, 2008 | Categories : Business Practises, Land A&D, Oil & Gas

At summer camp I remember singing Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, in endless rounds as the orange glow of the crackling fire lit the night while we kids were safely seated so far away from the conflagration that we felt no heat and mostly spent the night swatting mosquitoes, shivering, and yearning for the torture […]

The Little Land System®
March 8th, 2008 | Categories : Land A&D, littlelandsystem, Oil & Gas, Software

Finding ways to cut costs and remain competitive are important challenges for small business owners, especially in the oil and gas industry. Managing land information efficiently is the key to capitalizing on business opportunities and is best done with specialized computer software. The price of most of the products on the market, however, is prohibitively […]

Trust Agreements and Trust Declarations
March 7th, 2008 | Categories : Business Practises, Confidentiality, Land A&D, Oil & Gas

Trust agreements and trust declarations are some of the most common business tools being used in the Canadian oil and gas industry. However, many people drafting, executing, and administering these tools are not aware of their importance and the best practices for their use. This article will shed a bit of light on key issues […]

Finding Gold But Missing Gems
October 10th, 2007 | Categories : Business Practises, Land A&D, Oil & Gas, Organization

Business is chin-deep in paper, email, and spreadsheets. So, it’s probably not surprising that people get fatigued by the blizzard of words and numbers and try to find ways to shovel them aside as quickly as they can. All anyone really wants is the golden nugget of information buried somewhere in the pile. Unfortunately, our […]

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