The Law of Restitution and the Unexpected Termination of Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases

  • David R. Percy
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law

Abstract

The prevailing Canadian authorities more than justify John Ballem's conclusion that "many a lease has come to an untimely and unexpected end". This paper explores the right of a lessee to obtain compensation in the law of restitution for work performed where a lease has unexpectedly terminated. It examines the extent to which the case law relating to mineral leases supports a lessee's claim and considers the impact on that case law of the rapidly-emerging law of restitution.
How to Cite
Percy, D. R. (1). The Law of Restitution and the Unexpected Termination of Petroleum and Natural Gas Leases. Alberta Law Review, 27(1), 105. https://doi.org/10.29173/alr714