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    • Offshore NL: Life on Hebron

      by Tina Olivero

      ExxonMobil has released a video showing what it is like to live and work on one of the world’s largest offshore platforms, Hebron, located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hebron project started production in November 2017. At its peak, the project will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day. Discovered in […]

    • 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 […]

    • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

      by Tina Olivero

      For decades, offshore oil and gas personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor and generator failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns, production interruptions and rewinding repairs. However, these tests only provide a “snapshot” of motor or generator health. In a matter of only a few days, windings and cables […]

    • 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 […]

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