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Marine & Offshore Featured Stories:

    • Rutter Donation – Strengthens Simulation Training at Marine Institute

      by Naomi Osborne

      (Above: Rutters Ice Radar on the Ships Bridge Simulator: [Pictured l-r] Fraser Edison, chief executive officer and president of Rutter; Brian Johnston, sales manager Americas, Rutter; and Captain Chris Hearn, director, Centre for Marine Simulation) At the Fisheries and Marine Institute of ­Memorial University’s Centre for ­Marine ­Simulation (CMS), students and industry ­clients now have access […]

    • Hebron

      by Rick Tiller

      The Next Great Opportunity For Consulting Engineers Rick Tiller, president and CEO of St. John’s, Newfoundland-based, Tiller Engineering Inc., has proudly been involved in Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil and gas sector since its ­inception and has seen the opportunities for consulting ­engineers evolve over the years. “The nature of the opportunities has changed as the […]

    • Journey to Hebron

      by Tina Pomroy

      350 kilometers off this coast lies Canada’s greatest offshore oil assets. It’s Newfoundland, it’s rugged, it’s powerful and it’s where thousands of oil and gas people live as their second home. The Jeanne d’Arc Basin of the Atlantic Ocean is a playground for ­sea­faring pioneers and ­courageous aviators. It houses one of the world’s largest […]

    • The First True 3D Marine Seismic System

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Since their introduction in the 1980s, multi-streamer marine 3D ­seismic surveys have been widely recognized as a key ­enabler for increasing drilling success rates during the exploration and development of offshore oil and gas fields. Today, these surveys are ­typically acquired by a vessel equipped with between 8 and 16 ­streamers towed 50 to 100 […]

    • Seafarer’s Bill Of Rights

      by Christopher Hearn

      Good things come to those who wait..seafarers in general all over the world have been waiting for passing of legislation that specifically deals with quality of life onboard. While there is plenty of legislation and standards ­governing construction, competency, operations, etc. There was not one ­unified standard for welfare, it was a series of separate […]

    • Journey To Hebron – Winter 2012

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Hebron is a heavy oilfield estimated to have 660–1055 million barrels of recoverable resources. The field was first discovered in 1980 and is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 kilometers southeast of St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ebron is approximately nine kilometers north of the Terra […]

    • The Sable Project

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Profile The Sable Offshore Energy Project takes its name from the distinctive and famous piece of geography that lies near the producing natural gas fields off Nova Scotia’s coast – Sable Island.  It has been the first offshore natural gas project in Canada and the single largest construction project in the history of Nova Scotia. […]

    • McKeil Marine Offers Innovative Marine Solutions

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Successfully operating for over 55 years, Hamilton-based McKeil Marine Limited has enjoyed a long and meaningful relationship with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A familyowned business, McKeil takes great pride in its people, and it was 55 years ago that Captain Ralph Tucker, who hailed from NL, joined the McKeil team as its first captain to work alongside founder, Evans McKeil. Today, over 70 […]

    • Journey to Hebron: Safety & Sustainability

      by Tina Pomroy

      In June 2012, Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s address at the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) conference reminded delegates that the Hebron Project is of vital importance to our province of Newfoundland and Labrador.   She underscored her commitment to ensuring that the province receives maximum value from the project.  Other speakers at the NOIA conference, including Geoff […]

    • Journey to Hebron – Newfoundland Offshore is a BOOM!

      by Aaryn Lambert

      First discovered in 1981, the Hebron Asset sits squarely in the midst of Newfoundland’s other offshore reserves in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin—around 340 kilometers east-southeast from St. John’s. Situated north of Terra Nova and south of Hibernia, Hebron is estimated to have 400-700 million barrels of recoverable resources at an approximate depth of 92 meters. […]

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