Colm Boyle's practice focuses on regulatory, environmental, aboriginal and surface rights advice to the natural resource and energy industries. He has assisted clients with facility and tolling applications, environmental prosecutions, spills and emergency response, contaminated sites and regulatory compliance for facilities such as wells, pipelines, batteries, gas plants, sour facilities, power transmission lines, substations and mines. Colm also provides regulatory and environmental advice in support of commercial transactions.
Colm has represented clients before the Canada Energy Regulator, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Provincial Court, Alberta Surface Rights Board, Alberta Special Areas Board, Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards, British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, British Columbia Utilities Commission and British Columbia Property Assessment Review Panel.
Colm is an APEGA accredited Professional Engineer and Geologist. He has considerable practical oil and gas experience from working as a professional engineer at the field facilities of major exploration and production companies such as gas plants, NGL fractionation facilities, sour treatment facilities, wells, pipelines, batteries, compressor stations and downhole service rigs. Colm's undergraduate degree and studies as a geologist also gave him considerable exposure to the mining industry. This experience enables him to provide knowledgeable legal advice in complex technical cases.
Colm understands the demands of in-house counsel from his secondment at a major pipeline company and summer at an exploration and production company. In every mandate, Colm strives to provide digestible, succinct and timely advice.
Colm is a native Calgarian who is actively involved in the community. He received a BASc from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and a JD from the University of Calgary in 2014. Colm managed a significant course load when he pursued his studies as a geologist in parallel with his law degree. With his colleague, he won the McGillivray Moot in 2013. Colm was called to the Alberta bar in 2015.