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Christopher R. Skelton


Oil & Gas Private Equity and Corporate Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3309

Chris Skelton's practice relates primarily to commercial transactions, with a specific focus on private investments and acquisitions, and project joint ventures, construction and procurement. Chris' practice also includes the formation of private equity funds and related corporate structuring.

Chris acts for a variety of U.S. and Canadian private equity firms, oil and gas services and construction companies, and oil and gas midstream and upstream producers.

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  • Gibson Energy Inc., in connection with an agreement to sell its Industrial Propane Business for cash consideration of CAD 412m (USD 314.8m) to Superior Plus LP. Read more
  • Counsel to Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc., and the shareholders thereof, in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc. to a purchaser entity sponsored by the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV.
  • Encana Corp. in connection with its sale of gas pipeline and processing assets in Western Canada's Montney region to a partnership of Veresen Inc. and KKR & Co. LP for approximately $760 million. Veresen Midstream, a joint venture of Veresen Inc. and KKR & Co. LP, will also invest up to $5 billion to support future production in the Montney, a massive liquids-rich natural gas play that straddles the Alberta-British Columbia border. Veresen Midstream will also provide midstream services to Encana in connection with the acquired and future assets. Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Repeatedly recommended, Corporate Commercial Law

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