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Trudeau seeks ban on Northern Pacific oil tankers

Days after a tight election made the Green Party a power-broker in Canada’s westernmost province, Justin Trudeau’s government is introducing a bill to ban crude oil tankers from using ports along the northern coast of British Columbia.

PSAC raises Canadian drilling forecast by more than 2,500 wells for 2017

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), in its second update to the 2017 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, announced its revision of the forecasted number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2017 to 6,680 wells.

Nalcor Energy issues EOI for future use of Bull Arm Fabrication

Nalcor Energy has issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) across local, national and international markets to invite and assess interest for the potential use of the Bull Arm Fabrication facility, following the completion of Exxon Mobil Canada Properties lease in March 2018.

Wood Group wins multiyear contract on Canada's Hibernia platform

Wood Group has secured a five-year contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to the Hibernia platform, offshore Newfoundland, from Hibernia Management and Development Company.

Shell Canada strikes out in Shelburne basin

Shell Canada, operator of the Shelburne basin joint venture exploration project, has advised that the drilling of the first exploration well has been completed and is non-commercial.

New play boosts West Orphan basin resource estimates

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy and Beicip-Franlab announced Wednesday that the in place oil and gas resource potential is 25.5 Bbbl of oil and 20.6 Tcfg in the West Orphan basin located within the area of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) 2016 Eastern Newfoundland Call for Bids.

Ambitious geoscience program continues offshore Eastern Canada

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Using recent seismic data acquisition and other technologies, officials have been conducting large-scale geoscience programs offshore Canada’s two easternmost provinces, to identify exploration opportunities that went unnoticed 20 years ago.

Statoil completes exploration campaign offshore Newfoundland

Statoil, along with its partners, has finalized a 19-month exploration drilling program offshore Newfoundland, Canada. The purpose of the program was to increase the robustness of the Bay du Nord project and to test new areas of the Flemish Pass basin.

DOF Subsea secures new contract awards

DOF Subsea has been awarded several ROV and diving contracts for the vessel Skandi Achiever in the North Sea and the North America region, securing utilization of the vessel until the end of October.

TGS announces new multi-client 3D program in Newfoundland-Labrador

TGS announces the expansion of its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada, with plans to acquire approximately 2,000 km² of 3D seismic data, in partnership with PGS.

New North Sea beckons oil producers off Canada's eastern coast

A change to an obscure shipping law is helping draw major oil companies to an area off Canada’s east coast that may rival the North Sea for its production potential.

TGS announces new 2D multi-client acquisition offshore Eastern Canada

TGS announces the expansion of its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire more than 36,000 km of 2D seismic data, in partnership with PGS, utilizing two vessels during the 2016 acquisition season.

Cyberhawk completes offshore ROAV inspection in North America

Cyberhawk Innovations has completed an offshore remotely operated aerial vehicle (ROAV) inspection in North America for one of the world’s largest oil and gas supermajors.

New offshore legislation comes into effect in Canada

The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that new measures to strengthen environmental protection and safety in Canada’s offshore came into effect on Feb. 26, 2016.

Husky Energy continues Flemish Pass appraisal, secures rig

Husky Energy and its partner continue to advance appraisal work on the landmark Bay du Nord oil discovery offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, the company announced Monday.

N.L. licensing area could hold 12 Bbbl of oil in place, Premier says

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador -- The area covering the 11 parcels currently on offer in the Flemish Pass has an in-place oil and gas resource potential of 12 Bbbl of oil and 113 Tcf of gas, according to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

BG Group to explore offshore Newfoundland

BG Group has acquired three non-operated positions offshore Newfoundland from Repsol.

DOF Subsea bags contracts worth $350 million

DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF, has been awarded several major contracts with a total value in excess $350 million (NOK 3 billion), including options, securing both short term and long term utilization of assets and personnel.

Seadrill cancels construction contract for ultra-deepwater semisubmersible

Seadrill Limited has notified Hyundai Heavy Industries that it has exercised its right to cancel the contract for the construction of the West Mira, a sixth generation ultra-deepwater harsh environment semisubmersible drilling unit.

Husky starts production from second well at South White Rose extension drill center

Husky Energy has started production from a second oil well at the South White Rose extension drill center offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.