Vivek T.A. Warrier
Vivek T.A. Warrier
Partner
(403) 298-3040
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2001 (AB)
Vivek Warrier is a partner and co-Head of the National Energy Industry team at Bennett Jones, working out of the firm's Calgary office. Vivek practises primarily in the areas of infrastructure project development and private mergers & acquisitions in the energy industry. His practice encompasses the entire energy value chain, from extraction and generation, to transmission and transportation 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 energy industry, including the development of liquefied natural gas export facilities on both the West and East coasts of Canada; energy transition and renewable energy projects across the country; joint ventures in emerging resource plays in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan; and the development of greenfield pipelines, hydrogen projects, and clean tech 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.
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NEP Canada Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Newton Energy Partners LLC of Houston and a portfolio company of Kayne Anderson Funds, indirectly sold all of the outstanding shares in NEP Canada ULC, its Canadian exploration and production operating subsidiary, to Aspenleaf Energy Ltd.
On October 18, 2017, Schlumberger Production Management (SPM), along with Torxen Energy, entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of the Palliser Block assets located in Alberta from Cenovus Energy Inc., an integrated Canadian oil company, for cash consideration of $1.3 billion. The deal closed on December 7, 2017.
On January 20, 2017, Murphy Oil Canada (Murphy) completed the sale of Peace River heavy oil lands in the Peace River Oilsands Area (Greater Seal Area) to Baytex Energy Ltd. (Baytex) for consideration in the amount of $65 million.
On February 27, 2015, Calgary-based Newalta Corporation (Newalta) completed the sale of its Industrial Division to Revolution Acquisition LP (Revolution), a subsidiary of Toronto-based Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. (Birch Hill), for cash proceeds of $300 million. The Industrial Division is comprised of several business streams including major facilities and assets located across Canada. The sale creates a new stand-alone company, Terrapure Environmental, which has its headquarters in Burlington, Ontario.