University of Calgary

Allan Ingelson

  • Associate Professor
  • Executive Director - CIRL
  • Executive Director - Canadian Institute of Resources Law


 Allan joined the Faculty of Law on July 1, 2008. He is the editor of the Canadian Energy Law Service (Carswell). He holds memberships in the Canadian Bar Association, Energy Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Law Society of Alberta. He has lectured on energy and environmental regulation in Lima, Peru; Houston, Texas; Delhi, India, Beijing, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and is scheduled to teach in Doha, Qatar, China in November 2017.

Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Research Group
Hydraulic Fracturing Initiative

Research/Scholarly Activities

Journals in which Allan has published scholarly papers include the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law; Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL); Journal of World Energy Law and Business; Natural Resources Journal; Law, Environment and Development Journal; and Energy Law Journal. His research focuses on comparative energy and environmental law, comparative mining law, regulation of the Canadian energy and mining sectors, renewable energy law and heritage resources law.

Research Areas

  • Regulation of the Canadian and International Energy and Mining Sector
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • Alternate Energy
  • Environmental Impact Assessments

Confederation of Scholars profile

Graduate Students

Course-based LLM

  • Robert M. Jensen
  • Meriam Bravante
  • Indra Maharaj


Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Selected Publications and Presentations


  • “Policies & Laws & Island Environments”, Allan Ingelson & Christopher Phillips, pp. 57-92, in Sustainable Energy Mix in Island Environments: Frameworks & Perspectives, Springer, 2018
  • “Regulation of Shale Gas Development in North America”, pp. 305-340 in Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy: Economics, Access, Law and Regulation in Key Jurisdictions, Tina Hunter (ed.), Intersentia, Cambridge, U.K. (2016)
  • “Strategic Planning for Energy Development in Canada” (2015) 6(2) The George Washington Journal of Energy & Environmental Law, 114-157.
  • “A Regulatory Comparison of Fracking Fluid Disclosure in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia” Allan Ingelson and Tina Hunter, (2014) 54:2 Natural Resources Journal, 217-253.
  • “The Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Oil, Gas and Mining Projects in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis” Allan Ingelson & Chilenye Nwapi, (2013) 10:1 Law, Environment & Development Journal 1-22.


  • Keynote speaker - “Canadian Energy Development Policies: The 2016 Paris Agreement and Beyond”, College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2017
  • Canadian Energy Development & Policies & Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway, November 10, 2017
  • Regulation of Canadian Mineral Development, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, March 1, 2017
  • Legal Challenges to Reuse HF Produced Water & More Sustainable Energy Development, North American Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Conference, University of Houston, Houston Texas, February 23 & 24, 2017
  • “Unconventional Oil & Gas Development – Emerging Law and Policy Issues”, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 16, 2014
  • Strategic Energy Planning in Canada, Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Conference, George Washington University, Washington D.C., March 14, 2014

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