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Marine & Offshore Featured Stories:

    • Drones

      by Tina Olivero

      Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones, has welcomed Oil & Gas UK’s new guidelines on the use of drones in offshore environments. Cyberhawk played a key role in the drafting of the ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines’, which were […]

    • IBM: The Weather Company Predicts Conditions For Smart Rigs

      by Tina Olivero

      Weather causes businesses to lose over half a trillion dollars every year, and up until now, we seem to have been at the mercy of the weather, rather than harnessing it or working within it. 

Now we are finding better, more profitable ways to manage weather conditions. Innovative companies across all industries are learning how […]

    • Remembering Flight 491 Tragedy – Service takes place March 12.

      by Tina Olivero

      Noia Remembers Flight 491 Tragedy  Sunday, March 12 marks the eighth anniversary of the Flight 491 tragedy. Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) remembers the victims of this terrible accident. “On behalf of Noia’s membership and our Board of Directors, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends […]

    • Integrated logistics thrives at the Port of Argentia

      by Tina Olivero

      Argentia, Newfoundland, supports the port area with an abundance of lay down and storage space. There are over 180 hectares available to provide the right service for businesses who avail of a globally strategic location. That’s why Integrated Logistics invested in operations in Argentia. Integrated logistics provides traditional stevedoring or marine base style solutions, and […]

    • Port of Argentia: Serving the world

      by Tina Olivero

      You only need to take a site tour with Ray Greene the Marketing Coordinator of the Port of Argentia, to understand the magnitude and depth of what’s happening there. Globally strategic and locally connected, this port offers a heavy industrial location for business on the southeastern portion of the Island of Newfoundland, in Placentia Bay. […]

    • 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 […]

    • What’s in a rock?

      by Tina Olivero

      The Island of Newfoundland is fondly known as The Rock. It’s name comes honestly, as the rugged terrain and majestic shoreline of Newfoundland are pretty much nothing but rock. I’m from The Rock. And like most Newfoundlander’s I am proud to say that this rock is my home. GEOLOGY Newfoundland is the playground of some […]

    • 7 Multinational oil giants invest offshore Newfoundland in 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      When oil giants invest in exploration in an offshore area, you know there is oil there.  Yes, it is that simple. What’s not so simple is mobilising exploration rigs, crews and teams to find the oil producing sweet spot, in a seabed of possibility. Areas like the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico have […]

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