855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1994 (AB)
Shawn is co-Chair of Bennett Jones' energy industry team and past Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law and Aboriginal Law practice groups. With 25 years of experience in regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law proceedings in Alberta, British Columbia, and other provinces, Shawn advises on major energy developments including conventional oil & gas, oil sands, heavy oil, sour gas, coalbed methane, and shale plays; petrochemical and liquefied natural gas projects; pipelines for gas, oil, liquids, and carbon dioxide; power lines and generation projects; waste management facilities; and pipeline spills. Shawn acts on production disputes such as common carrier, processor and rateable take, gas/bitumen, and gas/coal. Shawn advises project proponents respecting First Nation and Métis consultation, agreements, and access on traditional lands, reserves, and settlements. He represents clients at various tribunals, including the Alberta Energy Regulator, Utilities Commission, Environmental Appeals Board, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Surface Rights Board, and Métis Settlements Appeals Tribunal; the National Energy Board and Pipeline Arbitration Committee; and the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, Appeal Tribunal, Surface Rights Board, and Utilities Commission.
Alberta PowerLine is a partnership between Canadian Utilities (an ATCO company) and Quanta Services. Alberta PowerLine was selected by the Alberta Electric System Operator (the AESO) in December 2014 to design, build, own, operate and finance the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).