OUR GREAT MINDS

Exploration & Production Featured Stories:

    • Tina Olivero – Architects a 26-year legacy with The OGM

      by Tina Olivero

      My father Bob Olivero was the smartest man I knew. He didn’t read books, he devoured them. He had an innate sense of the world and how it worked because he could see the big picture. As a Managment Consultant, his profession consisted of being hired by universities and organizations around the globe to support […]

    • Oil Care = Health Care

      by Tina Olivero

      What would happen if we took away a huge chunk of our health care services, closed many of our schools, reduced our number of teachers, reduced construction and maintenance on roads and highways, and downsized government and social services? That’s the question people are “NOT” asking when it comes to the oil and gas industry […]

    • Wood Group wins Husky White Rose engineering contract

      by Tina Olivero

      HOUSTON, June 29, 2017 Husky Energy has awarded Wood Group a multi-million dollar contract to complete detailed engineering for the topsides of White Rose, a concrete gravity-based structure wellhead platform planned for offshore eastern Canada. The project includes procurement services and engineering design work.  The Wood Group team has identified several project innovations to significantly […]

    • Husky Approves West White Rose Project and Announces New Discovery

      by Tina Olivero

      Husky Energy is moving forward with the West White Rose Project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Company and its partners will use a fixed wellhead platform tied back to the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The platform, which has received regulatory approval, will enable the Company to maximize resource recovery. First oil […]

    • Have you found your ‘New Normal’?

      by Mark Collett

      When I was asked to write a guest column for OGM, I admit that I had no clue what I might be able to offer, that would be interesting to readers.  Then I thought about what I’ve experienced the last few years in the oil industry. It’s been a roller coaster for anyone in this […]

    • Hebron Project: A Castle in the Sea

      by Tina Olivero

      Way back in 1980, an oilfield was discovered offshore Newfoundland. They called it Hebron. 37 years later, that discovery has materialised into a mammoth oil project that will not only support world oil demand, oil and gas operators, contractors and suppliers but brings incredible prosperity to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  If you think […]

    • Brand Finance: Worlds Top Oil and Gas Brands in 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies. Brands are first evaluated to determine their power/strength (based on factors such as marketing investment, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation) and given a corresponding letter grade up to AAA+. Brand strength is used to […]

    • Industry Leader: Mark Collett talks oil offshore

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM: Where do you think the price of oil is going? Mark Collett, COO, Crosbie Group: Shale oil clearly has been a game changer, and I don’t think anyone fully understood the impact it would have on industry. Supply and demand are coming back into balance, so I don’t think that it’s a stretch […]

    • VISIONARY ROB CROSBIE: Business Offshore

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM: What strategies have you implemented at Crosbie Salamis to continue to win contracts and build the business in low oil dollar times? Rob Crosbie – CEO, Crosbie Group: As the economic landscape has changed, we have diligently worked through the traditional activities around prudent budgeting and fiscal restraint.  However, we continue to spend funds […]

    • BILL FANNING: An oil veteran’s view!

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM – Our Great Minds Interviews visionary leader Bill Fanning, the President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada. The OGM: What strategies have you implemented with Kvaerner to continue to build the business in Canada now that Hebron is completed? Bill Fanning, President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada: We have pursued R&D activities that are suited to […]

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