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    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency – Co-Chairs and Committee

      by Tina Olivero

      The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has enlisted key representatives from Atlantic Canada to be committee members overseeing the environmental assessment process offshore Newfoundland/NovaScotia. Minister McKenna announced the appointment of Garth Bangay and Wes Foote as co-chairs of the Committee to carry out the regional assessment of Offshore Oil Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland […]

    • 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, […]

    • 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 […]

    • SEAEXPLORER: Autonomous Underwater Sensing Platform

      by Tina Olivero

      The SEAEXPLORER underwater glider is an autonomous sensing platform with very high endurance for both coastal and offshore marine environments: the glider is driven by buoyancy changes (no propeller) for low energy consumption and weeks to months of autonomous missions without the need for a surface vessel. The SEAEXPLORER is an effective profiling tool for […]

    • Titanic Survey Expedition Begins

      by Tina Olivero

      The Havila Harmony, a DP2, 93 meter long, multi-purpose support vessel, operated by Reach SubSea, will serve as the topside support vessel for citizen explorers, researchers, content experts, and crew throughout the 2019 Titanic Survey Expedition. The monumental survey led by OceanGate Expeditions, is a rare opportunity that combines exploration travel with scientific research to […]