Peter A. Bryan

Leader, Energy Oil & Gas Group

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Peter focuses his practice on the formation, financing, purchase and sale of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures, particularly in oil and gas and energy infrastructure projects.

He advises clients on:

  • commercial aspects of the purchase and sale of assets and shares
  • corporate governance and competition issues
  • the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties
  • the development and approval of midstream energy infrastructure

Before joining BLG in 2011, Peter was Senior Legal Counsel and Manager of Pipeline Business Development for a large energy infrastructure company.

He is the National Leader of our Oil & Gas Group.

Peter provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • For Keyera in the negotiation of various gas handling agreements
  • Represented the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) in the Mainline Toll Settlement with shippers.
  • Represented eastern Canadian liquids pipeline in negotiation and regulatory approval of toll settlement agreement with shippers.
  • Represented purchaser in $60M cross border acquisition of industrial tractor and equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented offshore oil producer in lifting and marketing arrangement with ExxonMobil.
  • Represented bidder for $300 million purchase of wind and solar renewable generation assets Suncor.
  • Competition advice to Kelt Exploration Ltd. in its C$510 million disposition of oil and gas assets to ConocoPhillips.
  • Trimac in the C$80 million purchase of Gibson's oilfield transportation services business.
  • Capital Power Corporation in its C$387 million acquisition of the 875 MW Goreway natural gas combined cycle generation facility.
  • Kogas Canada Energy Ltd. in relation to:
    • the sale of a 10% participating interest in the LNG Canada project to a subsidiary of Petronas.
    • its 2020 reorganization of Canadian affiliates, including with respect to its investment in the $40B LNG Canada project.
  • The Government of Canada in its C$4.5 billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.
  • A helium producer on overriding royalty and related agreements.
  • A large midstream company with respect to Rail Car Pooling and logistics.
  • A joint industry organization on all aspects of emergency response planning, environmental response, and transportation services for LPGs.
  • A foreign investor in the acquisition of an interest in a Gas Plant and related gas handling agreements.
  • A logistics company on a railway siding lease.
  • An anchor shipper in the development of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline and its investment in the LNG Canada joint venture.
  • HollyFrontier in the C$1.125 billion acquisition of a lubricants business unit.
  • A startup company in its $7 million acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets.
  • The world’s largest mining services provider in connection with an oilsands services agreement with Suncor, including related joint venture and equipment leasing arrangements.
  • Competition advice relating to $625 million purchase of oil and gas asset by large upstream producer.
  • Anchor shipper on commercial agreements for development, transportation, and operation of pipelines supporting LNG export project.
  • Foreign investor on $200 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in Alberta
  • Purchaser in $80 million acquisition of oil & gas properties in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Purchaser in $31 million acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • Executives and board of directors of a large energy infrastructure company on corporate structuring alternatives.
  • Represented shipper in negotiation of transportation agreement for U.S. Midwest gas pipeline.
  • Revised asset-operating agreements and governance policies for U.S. public limited partnership.
  • Advised U.S. public limited partnership on acquisition of limited-liability corporation interests from sponsor parent corporation.
  • U.S. based Private Equity investor in the acquisition of Alberta oil and gas properties.
  • Large energy infrastructure company on the acquisition and development of a gas-storage asset.
  • An energy infrastructure company, and manager of joint venture legal team, for four Liquefied Natural Gas terminal projects.
  • Negotiated and drafted joint venture, technology licence, marine transportation tariff, and agency agreements for marine-based compressed natural gas projects.
  • Represented bidder in auction of California-based power assets, including power-purchase agreement and transmission access agreements.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta - Finance and Audit Committee, 2024-present
  • Director, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2012-2020
  • President, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 2018-2019
  • Chair, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2017-2019
  • Member, Organizing Committee of Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Jasper Conference, 2007-present; Co-Chair, Papers Committee, 2014-present

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Westside Recreation Facility, 2014-2023, Chair 2020-2021​
  • Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, 2006-2009
  • Mental Health Campaign, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2023

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law) and in the 2022 edition (and since 2020) of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 and previous editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Energy- Oil and Gas).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Energy).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2019) of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Project Development - Notable Practitioner).
  • Recognized in the 2021, 2020 and 2018 editions of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Northwest Territories, 2023
  • Alberta, 1998
  • MBA in Strategy & Finance, Schulich School of Business, 2002
  • Canadian Securities Certificate,
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 1997
  • BA, McGill University, 1992