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Marine & Offshore Featured Stories:

    • 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 […]

    • Horizon Arctic: Harsh Environment Vessel

      by Tina Olivero

      Horizon Maritime is pleased to announce that the intake of the former Bourbon Arctic has been finalized. Now sailing under the name Horizon Arctic, the vessel is one of the most technically versatile multi-function offshore support vessels in the world. “The Horizon Arctic takes its place alongside Horizon Maritime’s growing fleet of harsh environment vessels, […]

    • Houston downpour turns into OTC twist of fate

      by Tina Olivero

      Sitting in Houston’s 5:00 pm traffic in a torrential downpour, through the bus window I noticed a man carrying a piece of cardboard to cover himself. His goal seemed to be to find temporary shelter from the furious rainstorm under the manic Houston highway system. My heart melted as I wondered who he was. Who was his family? Did he have […]

    • ABB: THE NEW UNDERWATER WORLD

      by Tina Olivero

      People who aren’t courageous enough to change the future, should not interrupt those who are doing it. This is certainly true when it comes to the oil and gas industry that is creating a sustainable energy future and serving world energy demand. We live in a knowledge-based economy; A place where innovation and digitalization are […]

    • BHP: Rig Required To Drill Orphan Basin

      by Tina Olivero

      BHP Petroleum (New Ventures) Corporation (BHP) plans to undertake a drilling program in the Orphan Basin Region, offshore eastern Newfoundland and Labrador (Exploration licenses EL1157 and EL1158). It is anticipated that the initial campaign will consist of two wells, approximately twelve months apart. Subject to regulatory approval, drilling activity is anticipated to begin between July […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • Lonita Judge: Supports & Elevates Women at WISTA

      by Tina Olivero

      Lonita Judge, Director of Safety and Compliance at Horizon Maritime Services Limited, has been appointed Regional Vice President, Atlantic of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Canada). Judge is committed to helping WISTA Canada revive its presence in Atlantic Canada. “I am excited to take on this opportunity to unite women, and their […]

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