Dalhousie Law Journal


drainage, Atlantic Canada, offshore, petroleum, oil, gas, common law, Alberta


In this article, the authors examine the issue of drainage in the Atlantic Canada offshore. The offshore statutory regimes for production of oil and gas, together with the common law, are analyzed for their approaches to dealing with drainage issues. In addition, the law of drainage in Alberta is comprehensively reviewed to provide some guidance as to how the law of drainage may develop in Atlantic Canada.