Thomas E. Valentine has more than 35 years of experience in the
oil and gas industry, both as a barrister and a solicitor.
In 2002 and 2003, Thomas lived in Doha, Qatar, where he was
senior counsel (projects) with Qatar Petroleum. While in Qatar,
Thomas was responsible for a number of international gas
and LNG projects, including projects in the United Kingdom
(Qatargas II), India (RasGas) and Spain (Endesa Generacion).
Since returning to Canada, Thomas’s work continues to focus
on oil, gas (including LNG) and project development work,
including fiscal regime analysis and negotiations, E&P work, joint
venture structuring, joint operations issues, purchase and sale
agreements, and decommissioning obligations. He currently
provides legal advice to various energy projects (both upstream
and downstream) in Canada, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and
Nigeria, as well as other countries throughout South America
and the Middle East.
Several times each year, Thomas delivers lectures and teaches
workshops on oil and gas law in Singapore, Perth, Doha,
London, Dubai, Seoul, Algeria, Brunei, Johannesburg, Rio
and Mozambique. He holds undergraduate degrees from the
University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University, and has
a master’s degree in Law from the London School of Economics.
Thomas has been identified by Who’s Who Legal as one of the
world’s leading practitioners in the field of energy law.
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