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OTC: Canadian officials tout massive potential

Don’t forget that Canada is a major source of oil and gas, and an extremely reliable place to do business was the message put forth at OTC on Monday by officials from several jurisdictions in the country.

MCEDD 2019 paves the way to realizing a future of increasing demand

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Gulf Quest LLC, a Gulf Energy Information and Quest Offshore JV, is hosting this year’s 16th annual Marine, Construction & Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 2–4, at London’s Novotel London West hotel. Once again, attendees can expect to hear about the latest advances in the engineering, development and production of oil and gas in deepwater and ultra-deepwater fields around the globe.

Canada expects a quiet, flat year for E&P activity

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

A year ago, things appeared to be looking up for Canada’s oil patch, but that proved unfounded. In early 2019, more uncertainty and pessimism are in the air, and little on the horizon provides hope for improvement.

Major storm shuts all of Eastern Canada's crude oil production

A huge low-pressure system that swept through Canada’s Atlantic seaboard last week shut all of the region’s oil production. Only one field has restarted service in the storm’s wake, while another is battling an oil leak.

Husky suspends operations at White Rose field, offshore Newfoundland

According to Husky Energy, operations remain suspended at the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel with all production wells secure after a period of extreme weather late last week.

Noia accepting nominations for 2019 Industry Achievement Awards

Noia has informed its members, the oil & gas industry, and the public that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Industry Achievement Awards. Nominations will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, for both the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Rising Star Award.

TGS, PGS announce Lewis Hills 3D multi-client project offshore East Canada

TGS and PGS announce the commencement of a new 3D multi-client project in East Canada. The Lewis Hills 3D Geostreamer survey will cover approximately 3,400 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass basin.

Corridor Resources to suspend work on Old Harry Project, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Corridor Resources Inc. has announced that it has completed its integrated geotechnical analysis of the Old Harry prospect comprised of data from a controlled source electromagnetic survey (CSEM) and reprocessed two dimensional (2D) seismic. Old Harry is a large (43,000-acre), undrilled structure with four-way closure located in approximately 470 m of water in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, straddling the border of Newfoundland and Quebec.

East Canada’s upstream sector hits its next phase

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

One of the industry’s most unique offshore provinces continues to generate activity, both on the exploration and development sides. Along with that comes additional technical innovation.

TGS, PGS announce more 3D multi-client acquisition offshore East Canada

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announce that a second vessel, the Ramform Sterling, will be allocated to the 2018 East Canada acquisition program.

ION announces new 2D multi-client program offshore Canada

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Grand Banks in Newfoundland, Canada.

Fugro reports successful licensing of seep, geochemical data before Canada's bid round

Fugro and partner, amplified geochemical imaging (AGI), have reported recent success selling licences for data from a frontier region offshore Canada.

UTEC provides operator with real-world, virtual access to Canada's largest FPSO

UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, has delivered a bespoke Virtual Asset Management tool to an offshore Operator in Eastern Canada, to allow its team to remotely access its Floating, Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO), from their desktop.

East Canada’s NOIA says effective environmental assessment critical to offshore development

With legislative changes imminent, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association, Noia, continues to advocate for renewed environmental assessment processes and calls on the federal government to designate the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) as Responsible Authority (RA) for these assessments.

Husky falls as close call with iceberg suspends operations

Husky Energy Inc. tumbled the most in two years after the Canadian energy company suspended operations on its SeaRose offshore vessel in the Atlantic, after receiving a reprimand for a close call with an iceberg.

First Oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

A need for leadership

NL official says province has much to offer oil and gas investors

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

An interview with Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Natural Resources Siobhan Coady

Newfoundland and Labrador ranks among top regions globally for upstream potential

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Current dynamics should portend prosperity, but over-regulation could alter the picture.

Survey ranks Newfoundland and Labrador as world's 4th most-attractive area for investment

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador now ranks as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil and gas investment, and it is the fourth-most attractive jurisdiction worldwide this year, according to the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released on Nov. 28 by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

37 years in the making: Exxon opens tap on offshore Canada cache

On the eve of the most momentous OPEC gathering in at least three years, ExxonMobil Corp. turned on the spigot on an oil field that’ll pump a supertanker worth of crude every two weeks.