OUR GREAT MINDS

Drilling Featured Stories:

    • Port of Stephenville: World-class port of distinction

      by Tina Olivero

      This Stephenville Industrial Park has been showing growth and exciting opportunities for the whole area. With the recent, major expansion of the Northern Harvest Smolt hatchery and the purchase of the metal recycling yard by Newco Metals of St. John’s, the Port of Stephenville is looking forward to a prosperous future, one that will benefit […]

    • DOF Subsea lands 10-year contract with Husky Energy

      by Tina Olivero

      Earlier this summer the Skandi Vinland was welcomed into the St. John’s port as Husky Energy’s latest vessel to work offshore Newfoundland.  DOF Subsea Canada held a welcome ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the new build vessel Skandi Vinland. The vessel was designed and built at the Vard Langsten shipyard in Norway, and arrived […]

    • Hebron Project: A Castle in the Sea

      by Tina Olivero

      Way back in 1980, an oilfield was discovered offshore Newfoundland. They called it Hebron. 37 years later, that discovery has materialised into a mammoth oil project that will not only support world oil demand, oil and gas operators, contractors and suppliers but brings incredible prosperity to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  If you think […]

    • Baker Hughes Rig Count

      by Tina Olivero

      Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944 when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly at noon central time on the last day of […]

    • BILL FANNING: An oil veteran’s view!

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM – Our Great Minds Interviews visionary leader Bill Fanning, the President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada. The OGM: What strategies have you implemented with Kvaerner to continue to build the business in Canada now that Hebron is completed? Bill Fanning, President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada: We have pursued R&D activities that are suited to […]

    • Harber Coatings: Invents Revolutionary High-Performance Coatings

      by Tina Olivero

      When an industry faces a harsh downturn for two years, there is a critical need gain efficiencies, optimization and reliability.  That’s a global trend. And in the coatings industry its leading minds that have come up with optimal gains that support sustainable long-term cost reductions and higher efficiency. Replacement and repair of damaged equipment are […]

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