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Exploration & Production Featured Stories:

    • TINA OLIVERO: Petroleum is the bridge to new energy

      by Tina Olivero

      The consideration of oil and gas as a valuable commodity has many angles of debate. Some believe oil and gas will be the primary source of energy for another 50 years and nothing will be more effective at meeting world oil demand. Others believe we should eliminate oil and gas for other cleaner sustainable fuel […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • White Rose Field Re-Starts!

      by Tina Olivero

      Husky is preparing to move ahead with remediation and production restart activities at the White Rose Field, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The Husky Energy plan to recover the flowline connector and plug the flowline at the South White Rose Extension has been accepted by the C-NLOPB and other federal agencies, who were engaged by the […]

    • 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 […]

    • Where Silicone Valley Meets Oil and Gas

      by Tina Olivero

      Celebrating its 5th year of bringing together the most influential names in the industry, the Data Driven Drilling & Production Conference 2019 (11-12 June, Houston) will unite leading operators and contractors to develop data-driven strategies that will revolutionise drilling and production operations worldwide. This is the go-to-meeting point for game changers, disruptors and innovators to showcase, AI, machine […]