Lorne Rollheiser

Lorne Rollheiser is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office where he practises in the area of natural resources and business law as a member of the firm's Oil and Gas Group. Lorne has over 20 years of experience, which includes in-house experience with two of North America’s largest independent oil and gas producers. As a result, Lorne has a broad range of experience and has been engaged in a wide array of matters related to upstream and midstream project development within the energy sector.

Most recently, Lorne has worked as a part of large interdisciplinary teams on international oil and gas transactions. These include serving in a project management role on a complicated U.S.-based transaction valued at US$2.5 billion and completing an international transaction where he worked in conjunction with U.S. and local counsel to support his client on a country exit.

Lorne’s A&D and M&A deal history, his midstream and marketing activity, his project development leadership, and his previous in-house experience make him a valuable advisor to energy developers.

Associations professionnelles

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan

Representative Work

  • Counsel to EOG Resources, Inc. in respect of country exits in Argentina and the United Kingdom.
  • Led the internal corporate reorganization of the Canadian operations of EOG Resources, Inc., the sale of all of its Manitoba assets, and the share sale of EOG Resources Canada Inc.
  • Led the sale of EOG Resources Canada's upstream, midstream and facility interests in the Kitimat LNG Project to Chevron Canada Limited as part of EOG's sale of its Canadian LNG interests.
  • Counsel to Plains Midstream Canada regarding the Montney-to-Market Liquids Pipeline joint venture with SemCAMs.
  • Counsel to Macquarie Oil Services Canada Ltd. on its blending, facility optimization and metering services agreements with several energy companies.
  • Counsel to Plains Midstream Canada regarding a review and update of their pipeline Rules and Regulations and GTCs.
  • Counsel to Plains Midstream Canada in respect of a transportation agreement with Keyera, one of the largest midstream oil and gas operators in Canada.  The matter involved a multi-year contract with commercial terms to ensure product integrity, nomination volumes, pipeline capacity, service requirements and fees.
  • Led the EOG Resources Canada team in the successful permitting and the right-of-way acquisition of an intra-provincial pipeline project in the Province of Manitoba.
  • Represented EOG Resources Canada in the partial sale of its upstream, midstream and facility interests in the Kitimat LNG Project to Encana Corporation for an undisclosed amount.
  • Counsel to Trafigura Canada General Partnership in a purchase and sale agreement with Anterra Energy, an energy marketing solutions provider based in Canada. The purchase and sale agreement included provisions for marketing, revenue sharing and transloading agreements with a third party.
  • Led EOG Resources Canada Inc. in the $50-million acquisition (jointly with Apache Canada Ltd.) from Pacific Northern Gas Inc. of the Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership, owner of the Pacific Trail Pipeline project.
  • Counsel to Fortis BC Energy Inc. regarding the negotiation of its standard form Gas EDI contract and a related indenture.
  • Advised Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd. on regulatory matters including its transportation contracts, master buy-sell agreements and general terms and conditions.