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Contracts & Awards Featured Stories:

    • Kvaerner to recycle Statfjord A four decades after delivering the platform

      by Tina Olivero

      Kvaerner has been awarded a contract from Allseas for dismantling and recycling of the topside at Equinor’s Statfjord A platform in the the North Sea. The Statfjord A facility was originally built at Kvaerner’s specialised facility at Stord, Norway. 42 years after the tow-out to the field,  it is now clear that the platform will return to Stord to finalise […]

    • Offshore NL: Life on Hebron

      by Tina Olivero

      ExxonMobil has released a video showing what it is like to live and work on one of the world’s largest offshore platforms, Hebron, located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hebron project started production in November 2017. At its peak, the project will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day. Discovered in […]

    • Lee Shinkle: The End Of Act One

      by Tina Olivero

      Lee Shinkle, our mentor and grandfather of the oil and gas industry has spent the last forty years supporting, encouraging, planning and envisioning the birth of the offshore oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. A passionate voice with an innate genius to understand “what’s possible”, Lee executed on some of the smartest, most […]

    • What if Newfoundland was more like Norway?

      by Tina Olivero

      Publiher’s Commentary – By Tina Olivero In Norway, state-owned oil projects often have upwards of 60% ownership in their oil and gas projects. This model of investment in the energy industry has served them well. Norway is now sitting pretty with the largest nest egg in the world; A sovereign wealth fund with over US$1 trillion in […]

    • TRUDEAU: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT LOOMING?

      by Tina Olivero

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s is visiting Newfoundland and Labrador and the Noia members welcome him to our province.  Curiosity and speculation surround the visit. Word on the street says there is a “major” announcement to come. What could it be? The oil and gas industry hopes it’s good news for Newfoundland’s offshore. The federal and […]

    • EXPOSE INVISIBLE DANGERS

      by Tina Olivero

      One of the most critical elements of workplace safety is not the obvious visible safety concerns but the unseen hazards — things like oxygen deficiency, explosive atmospheres, and toxic gasses. Gas detectors provide a reliable, highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen, flammability, and toxicity levels. When equipped with the necessary site-specific sensors the […]

    • Lloyd’s Register: How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas?

      by Tina Olivero

      57 of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas firms are using, or have plans to use predictive analytics. How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas? Are we ready? A new industry report produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) – reveals the pace, development and adoption of predictive analytics in the oil and gas sector. […]

    • BHP: Offshore Newfoundland Has A New Player

      by Tina Olivero

      By Tina Olivero – The OGM – Steve Pastor, BHP President Operations Petroleum said the successful bids offshore Newfoundland are an exciting opportunity for BHP to explore for world-class conventional oil assets as an early mover in this prospective region. He envisions, “This frontier opportunity has large oil resource potential which we identified through our […]

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