New Frontiers in Resource Technology - A Legal Overview


  • D. R. Pettigrew
  • J. C. Bjornson
  • Elma K. Spady



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


Three Alberta lawyers, representing different corporate entities in the oil and gas industry, discuss the approach to and treatment of technology de veloped in relation to oil sands, heavy oil and frontier exploration activ ities. Part One provides an introduction to some of the legal challenges created by new developments in resource technology, and examines the experience of Petro-Canada in its frontier operations. Part Two focusses upon the Syncrude project, and the unique problems to which it has given rise. Part Three discusses the role of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority.