Rick Gushue is a partner and the leader of Calgary’s Oil & Gas group at Gowlings. He has significant experience in all aspects of oil and gas law, with an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, title reviews and other transactional due diligence. Rick has worked extensively in the midstream area and is well-versed in the areas of storage, transportation, processing and other facility contracts.
Rick’s work in oil and gas is not limited to the traditional areas of the Canadian oil patch. His knowledge of the business climate regarding the Arctic and drilling off the Canadian East Coast has made him a valuable resource to his domestic and international clients. He is also familiar with U.S. leases, operating agreements, royalty arrangements and sale and conveyancing practices, as well as a number of international production agreements.
Rick has also negotiated numerous First Nation oil and gas joint ventures and has extensive experience with Treaty Land Entitlement matters.
Prior to joining Gowlings, Rick was a partner at the Calgary office of another national law firm. He is also a past chair and executive of the Canadian Bar Association's Natural Resources Section (Southern Alberta Branch).