OUR GREAT MINDS

Marine & Offshore Featured Stories:

    • 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 […]

    • Miniaturization of Rupture Disks Forces Industry Back to Drawing Board

      by Tina Olivero

      For more than 85 years, the rupture disk has served as an effective passive safety mechanism to protect against overpressure or potentially damaging vacuum conditions in oil and gas storage tanks and other enclosed vessels. Designing the first rupture disk (bursting disc) in 1931, BS&B Safety Systems, continues to set the world standards for rupture […]

    • NOIA – New Board of Directors for 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) membership elected its 2017 Board of Directors at the association’s Annual General Meeting held today in St. John’s. The Board of Directors is the governing body and provides strategic direction for the largest oil & gas industry association in Canada. Andrew Bell succeeds Raymond Collins as […]

    • Chesley Penney: May we find you in the echo of your legacy

      by Tina Olivero

      It’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye to one of Newfoundland’s greatest men, Chesley Penney.  Living a long and extremely successful life Ches was one of 12 children from Carbonear, who moved to St. John’s with a dream and vision.  A father, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, Ches was an inspiring chap. Regrettably, at the […]

    • NOIA AWARDS: Jim Thistle and Richard Mandeville

      by Tina Olivero

      Noia, (Newfoundland Oil Industries Association) is pleased to announce James (Jim) Thistle, QC, formerly of McInnes Cooper and Richard Mandeville of TechnipFMC Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION The Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes exemplary individuals who have influenced the development of our local oil and […]