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Drilling Featured Stories:

    • 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 […]

    • Women of Aker

      by Tina Olivero

      Aker Solutions helps the world meet its energy needs. They engineer the products, systems and services required to unlock energy. Their goal is to maximize recovery and efficiency of oil and gas assets, while using their expertise to develop the sustainable solutions of the future. With over 15,000 employees around the globe in 52 locations, […]

    • Offshore Drilling: Mud Slops Solution in Newfoundland!

      by Tina Olivero

      What are Mud Slops? Mud slop is the drilling waste produced from offshore oil exploration and production. Dealing with mud slops is one of the challenges of the oil and gas industry as this waste is not environmentally friendly. So what do we do with it? “Mud slops,” by definition, are a mixture of spent […]

    • BHP Explores Orphan Basin

      by Tina Olivero

      BHP OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND BHP Group Limited has been successful in its bids to acquire a 100% participating interest in, and operatorship of, two exploration licences for blocks 8 and 12 in the offshore Orphan Basin in Eastern Canada. Ms. Geraldine. A. Slattery has been President of Operations Petroleum at BHP Group Limited since March 18, […]

    • Let the Games Begin: Drilling Offshore Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS COMMENCE And we are off to the races! April 17, 2019, marked the first series of environmental approvals that signal the green light for further exploration and discovery offshore Newfoundland. That is extremely good news. Having been thoroughly assessed and deemed ‘fit’ to proceed, it is clear that these two recent approvals signify […]

    • RECENT PROJECT UPDATE: West White Rose

      by Tina Olivero

      350 kilometers southeast of the capital city, St. John’s, Newfoundland, the White Rose field sits at the edge of the Jeanne d’Arc Basin. Nothing but ocean and skyline, this foggy cold region of the Grand Banks is a diamond in the mist. The development of White Rose and its subsequent fields has been the work […]

    • SEE YOU AT OTC, HOUSTON – Booth 731

      by Tina Olivero

      Offshore Technology Conference 2019 is going to be amazing. The purpose of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources. The conference, this year celebrating its Golden Anniversary, attracts attendees and exhibiting companies from around […]

    • GEOLOG: H2S mapping in reservoirs

      by Tina Olivero

      Geolog helps clients make quantified, informed, substantial improvements in their drilling efficiency, hydrocarbon detection and reservoir characterization. To constantly build a leading edge service company that attracts, develops and retains exceptional people. To respect and improve the highest safety and environmental standards whilst actively participating in the development and know-how of the countries in which […]

    • THE DRILLING RACE IS ON: Will we find oil?

      by Tina Olivero

      One major discovery, that’s all it will take to set Newfoundland Offshore on fire!  According to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, there are six drilling project summaries submitted by five operators offshore Newfoundland.  That translates a possible 80 + proposed drilling programs for the lucrative region. Drilling exploration will take place in the Orphan Basin […]

    • Large Diameter Flex-Hone Optimizes Performance

      by Tina Olivero

      Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) has a long history of solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. As a full line manufacturer of honing tools, abrasive nylon brushes, deburring brushes, automotive brushes, power brushes, twisted-in-wire brushes and the Flex-Hone® Tool, they stand ready to assist clients in finding the best solution for finishing needs. BRM can […]