Thomas E. Valentine
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.