Patrick Burgess, a partner in Dentons' Calgary office, is a member of the Calgary Energy Transactions group. With more than 30 years’ experience, Patrick’s practice encompasses all aspects of energy law, including domestic and international oil and gas property acquisitions and dispositions, property exchanges and diverse joint venture transactions. Patrick has negotiated and drafted a variety of energy-related contracts. He is experienced in all areas of energy law, including matters of international energy and M&A transactions relating to joint drilling arrangements, joint ventures, geothermal drilling contracts and international asset acquisitions.
Patrick has extensive experience with midstream transactions of most types, including drafting and negotiating Construction, Ownership and Operating Agreements; processing and transportation agreements; and other contracts relating to various energy industry facility and infrastructure projects. He has provided advice relating to complex operational issues and the interpretation of industry agreements, including farmout agreements, pooling agreements, operating agreements, royalty agreements, freehold leases and facilities agreements.
Patrick's clients have included private and public corporations (junior, intermediate and senior), and former energy trusts, both in Canada and the United States, as well as international mining and E&P corporations. Patrick has managed large teams of lawyers for clients and their projects for most of his career.
Patrick builds and maintains positive relationships within the industry, and credits his involvement with industry associations as a key component to his success. These associations include: the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers; the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada; and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen. He has also just completed a stint on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation.
Building and maintaining positive relationships within the industry is a core belief in Patrick’s practice. He credits his involvement with industry associations as a key component to his success when dealing with energy matters. These associations include the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC), and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL). He also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF).