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    • Some Canadian provinces have already met their 2030 GHG emissions targets

      by Tina Olivero

      This article has been submitted by the National Energy Board Release date: 2017-07-05 Under the Paris Agreement, Canada committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, or a target of 523 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e). In 2015, Canada’s total GHG emissions were 722 Mt CO2e, which implies that Canada must […]

    • Pruftechnik in St. John’s, Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      TODAY’S COMPANY FEATURE With intelligent and precise measurement and testing systems, PRUFTECHNIK offers innovative solutions to customers in machine alignment, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing. They are driven to set global standards in precision measurement for the maintenance of rotating equipment and quality assurance. Established in 1972 by Dieter Busch, PRUFTECHNIK is a family-owned business […]

    • Is the cloud a good solution for Non-Destructive Testing?

      by Audrey Bedard

      Nondestructive testing or non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and technology industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. In the energy industry, NDT is an integral part of operations and understanding how it interrelates with the internet is a pressing question […]

    • 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 […]

    • Moose Burgers

      by Tina Olivero

      The Celtic Hearth, a quaint Irish Pub, nestled in the heart of St. John’s downtown core, has brought Newfoundland wilderness to its menu this year, with delectable Moose Burgers. As hunting season on the island opened, hunters with special licenses were able to sell the meat they hunt to local business. This presented Celtic Hearth […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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. […]

    • 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 […]

    • Tips for managing NORM during decommissioning

      by Tina Olivero

      Every oil and gas facility has the potential to be hampered by the problem of NORM (short for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material), especially during phases of decommissioning. To fully understand NORM, first take note that it can be broken down into various waste streams. For example… There is NORM waste which is contaminated with other […]

    • Petrotechnical Data Systems Releases new Open Source Technologies

      by Tina Olivero

      Petrotechnical Data Systems (PDS) is one of the biggest providers of software solution developers in the field of oil and gas industries. They recently unveiled a new Open Source Technology termed Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language (WITSML) for Energistics. Launched under the open Apache License, there are two categories of the software: the PDS […]

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