The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada

The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada

by John Bishop Ballem

Hardcover(Third edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802042286
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 11/20/1999
Edition description: Third edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John Bishop Ballem (1925-2010) was a lawyer, author and globetrotter who practiced energy law at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Calgary.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Fourth Edition     ix
Preface to the Third Edition     xi
Preface to the Second Edition     xiii
Preface to the First Edition     xv
Function and Legal Categorization of the Oil and Gas Lease     1
Introduction     3
Function and History of the Oil and Gas Lease     5
Legal Category of the Oil and Gas Lease     15
Entering into the Lease     27
Negotiations for and Capacity to Grant a Lease     29
Formation of the Lease     60
The Lease     103
What the Lease Grants     105
The Habendum and Interpretation Clauses     149
Royalties, Suspended Well Payments, and Taxes     178
Drainage - Offset Drilling and Pooling     224
Unitization     251
Administrative and Procedural Provisions     265
Other Versions of the Clauses and Additional Provisions     301
The Top Lease     323
Top Lease     325
Involuntary Termination     337
Termination of the Lease     339
Deferring the Commitment to Drill     356
Termination of Productive or Potentially Productive Leases     367
Accounting for PastProduction     384
Estoppel     402
Litigating the Oil and Gas Lease     424
Index of Legislation     431
Index of Cases     435
Index of Secondary Authorities     450
General Index     455

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