Newfoundland and Labrador excel as center for oil-and-gas-related Arctic R&D ///

As regards various oil and gas provinces worldwide, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is a special place. It has enjoyed an unbroken string of four major offshore development projects (Fig. 1), dating back to the first field, Hibernia, for which exploitation began in earnest in the early 1990s. And even as the global upstream industry suffers through its worst downturn since the mid-1980s, a solid level of activity continues offshore NL and in St. John’s, the provincial capital, thanks to the long-term nature of the area’s projects.

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