BP Canada and Chevron Sell Central Alberta Midstream to SemCanada II

On March 16, 2005, BP Canada Energy and Chevron Canada Resources completed the sale of their interests in Central Alberta Midstream (Central) to SemCanada II, LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SemGroup, LP of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formed in 1999 as a partnership, Central’s assets include four gas processing plants and more than 1,000 km of natural gas gathering pipeline. The purchase price was not disclosed. BP Canada Energy and Chevron Canada Resources were advised by RBC Capital Markets.

Chevron Canada Resources was represented in-house by William (Bill) Harvey, counsel; and by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Calgary, with a team led by R.J. (Jack) Thrasher, Q.C., and Pierre Magnan that included Simon Baines (energy), Martin Mix (corporate), Donald Watkins, Q.C., Stan Ebel, Nancy Diep and Sasha Nowicki (tax), Peter Glossop and Janet Bolton (competition and Investment Canada), Gordon Nettleton (energy regulatory), Paul Litner and Deron Waldock (pensions), Damian Rigolo (labour and employment), Sean Love and Dan Kirby (environmental) and Patrick Callaghan (research).

BP Canada Energy was represented in-house by Dale Arnason and Brian Selinger; and by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Calgary with a team led by Michael Hurst and Miles Pittman that included Carolyn Wilton (energy), Nick Kangles and Kristi Kasper (corporate), Jehad Haymour and Scott Bodie (tax), Barry Zalmanowitz, Q.C., (competition and Investment Canada), Audrey Mak and Mark Rowbotham (pensions), Barbara Johnston (labour and employment), Gordon Tarnowsky and Gordon McCue (litigation) and Alex MacWilliam (environmental).

SemCanada II was represented by Michael Cooke, general counsel and member of Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Calgary with a team led by Ronald Deyholos and R. Ben Rogers that included Brock Gibson, Sabeen Sheikh and Cheryl Kelly (energy), Ronald Mar and Wanda Rumball (tax), Craig Thorburn and Peter Viitre (regulatory), Caroline Helbronner (pensions) and Brian Thiessen (labour and employment).

Central was represented by Glenn van Schalkwyk, vice-president and general counsel.


Michael A. Hurst Brian G. Selinger Barbara B. Johnston Mark Rowbotham Dale G. Arnason R.J. (Jack) Thrasher Damian J. Rigolo Stanley R. Ebel Scott Bodie Patrick J. Callaghan Alexander G. MacWilliam Nick J. Kangles Brock W. Gibson Barry Zalmanowitz Wanda L. Rumball Miles F. Pittman Cheryl Kelly C.W. Daniel Kirby Pierre Magnan Brian J. Thiessen Nancy Diep Ronald A. Deyholos Simon C. Baines Gordon M. Nettleton Ron Mar Craig C. Thorburn Carolyn Milne R. Ben Rogers Peter L. Glossop Sabeen Sheikh B. G. Evely Jehad Haymour Audrey H. Mak Catherine E. Ivkoff Kristi M. Kasper Deron P. Waldock Sean Love Janet E. Bolton Gordon J. McCue Caroline Helbronner Paul W. Litner


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