Simon is a partner in the Energy Group in the firm’s Calgary office. His practice focuses on complex commercial matters relating to the energy industry, as well as the development and the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, downstream, and transportation-related energy projects including offshore, renewable energy, LNG, oil sands, and conventional and unconventional oil & gas. Simon has market-leading expertise and experience in assisting clients with all manner of commercial matters relating to offshore development projects, including the drafting and negotiation of joint operating agreements; acting as project counsel to offshore development projects in negotiations with host governments on fiscal and royalty regimes, local benefits requirements, and equity participation; and assisting offshore producers as consortium counsel with the development and formation of offshore transportation and transshipment systems. He also has in-depth knowledge and experience in respect of alternative and renewable energy projects. Simon assists a number of clients and leads multi-disciplinary teams in respect of the structuring and development and acquisition and divestiture of wind and solar renewable energy projects.
On November 30, 2016, Tourmaline Oil Corp. ("Tourmaline") closed the previously announced acquisition from Shell Canada Energy ("Shell Canada"). Tourmaline acquired strategic assets located in the Alberta Deep Basin and the North East British Columbia Gundy area for total consideration of $1.369 billion