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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.

Husky assessing West White Rose development options

Husky Energy continues to assess potential development options for the West White Rose extension in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, the company said Monday.

Husky Energy starts production at South White Rose extension

Husky Energy has started production from the South White Rose project in the Jeanne d'Arc basin offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Alberta oil sands companies prepare to return as fire eases

Companies in Alberta prepared to return to work as rain eased a wildfire that prompted the shutdown of 10% of Canada’s oil sands production.

TGS partners with PGS for multi-client 2D program offshore Canada

TGS has announced two new multi-client 2D surveys offshore Eastern Canada, with plans to acquire approximately 30,000 km of seismic data. Both surveys are in partnership with PGS, utilizing two vessels during the 2015 acquisition season.

Gas detection on the Terra Nova FPSO

Rajat Barua, Ed Sharpe, Senscient; Zona Bath, Suncor Energy Inc.

Terra Nova oil field is an offshore production zone in eastern Canada, using North America’s first FPSO vessel. When hydrogen sulfide was found in its producing oil wells during 2010, the namesake FPSO underwent a complete decommissioning and upgrading of its gas detection system.

Seatronics, 2G Robotics announce global sales and distribution partnership

Seatronics, an Acteon company, and 2G Robotics, have announced a global sales and distribution partnership.

Suncor to push ahead with Fort Hills oil sands amid oil rout

Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest oil company, will push ahead with its planned Fort Hills oil sands project even as the price of oil hovers around $50 bbl.

Vallourec to expand Newfoundland facility

Vallourec Canada, a supplier of pipe and tubular goods for the Canadian oil and gas industry, is expanding the capacity of its Newfoundland facility.

Bear Head LNG files for DOE export license

HOUSTON -- Bear Head LNG Corporation and Bear Head LNG (USA), both indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL), have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for authorization to export natural gas to Canada for a 25-year period.