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Drilling Featured Stories:

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • Nigeria: Highest capex on crude natural gas projects

      by Tina Olivero

      In Sub-Saharan Africa, a total of 67 key crude oil and natural gas projects are expected to start operations by 2025. Nigeria leads with the highest number of planned projects, followed by Mozambique. In terms of announced projects, Nigeria once again leads, followed by Angola and Uganda. Key projects in Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to […]

    • 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 […]

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