Vivek Warrier is a partner and head of the Oil and Gas Practice Group in the Bennett Jones Calgary office. Vivek practises primarily in the areas of infrastructure project development and private mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry. His practice encompasses the entire petroleum and natural gas value chain, from upstream exploration and production, to midstream transportation and processing solutions and the marketing of energy products. Recently, Vivek has been engaged as primary counsel on projects at the forefront of emerging trends in the Canadian oil and gas industry, including the development of liquefied natural gas export facilities on both the West and East coasts of Canada, joint ventures in emerging resource plays in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and the development of greenfield pipelines and crude oil rail transloading facilities throughout western Canada. Vivek is known for his collaborative, practical and strategic approach to both the negotiation, conduct and completion of complex purchase and sale transactions and the structuring, ownership and operation of energy infrastructure projects. Called to the Alberta Bar in 2001.