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  1. Newfoundland: Learning From Norway

    Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 | by Tina Olivero One thousand years ago, the Norwegian Vikings ventured into the unforgiving mighty Atlantic Ocean to find new lands. As fate would have it, they discovered the Great Northern Peninsula of the island...
  2. BIG NEWS: Oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada

    Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 | by Tina Olivero Equinor (60%), and its partner BP Canada (40%), have made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada. ​  The two wells at the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects, drilled...
  3. Ask yourself: Will The Grand Solar Minimum Impact Us?

    Sunday, 17 May 2020 | by Tina Olivero The Grand Solar Minimum is coming up a lot in the news these days. And we are once again faced with what news story is real and what is not. Are we headed for an ice age? Or are we not? FIRST OFF:...
  4. Offshore NL: Life on Hebron

    Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019 | 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...
  5. Offshore Floating Wind Turbines – A Possibility for NL Offshore

    Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 | by Tina Olivero Contrary to common belief, it’s the oil and gas companies that will be the world’s leaders in creating much of the renewable energy in the future. Oil and gas companies know that the most...
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    Find out why Statoil changed its name to Equinor

    Saturday, 10 Nov 2018 | by Tina Olivero The world sat back and wondered why such a world-class brand like Statoil would change its name. The answer came in the word “Change”. Life is about change and Statoil’s vision...
  7. THE OCEAN RANGER: A tragedy that led to hope

    Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 | by Tina Olivero “I vividly remember the blizzard the night the Ocean Ranger sank,” said Bevin LeDrew. “It was a blinding snowstorm with very high winds in the middle of February. I lived in Torbay,...
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    Rob Strong: Grandfather of Newfoundland offshore oil industry

    Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | by Tina Olivero Rob Strong was developing Newfoundland’s offshore before many of us were even born. He’s fondly known as the grandfather of our industry. He is knowledgeable, tenacious and a...
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    7 Mega-Influential Energy Leaders

    Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | by Tina Olivero Companies in the energy industry are the bedrock of society.  Why?  Simple. Because energy moves every single thing we do. There are millions of people who have spent their lives building the...
  10. Are you aligned with the fastest growing cloud platform on the planet?

    Sunday, 10 Sep 2017 | by Tina Olivero Why Amazon Web Services is important to your future Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the fastest growing cloud computing platform on the planet. AWS is located in 14 regions around the world and offers...
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    Newfoundland: The Land of the Portuguese King

    Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 | by Tina Olivero In the early 1500s, both Newfoundland and Brazil had their ownership claimed by the Portuguese Crown. The Cantino Planisphere from 1502 shown below, illustrates the mapped line drawn in the Treaty of...
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    Cuisine: Jiggs Dinner at the Celtic Hearth

    Monday, 29 Aug 2016 | by Tina Olivero What’s the big hairy fascination with Jiggs dinner and how come the minute Sunday hits, it’s the one thing that pops into your mind and you think, hmmm, I wonder is Mom cooking that? Could it be...
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    7 Technologically Advanced Oil Rigs

    Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | by Tina Olivero Oil rigs have been advanced by state-of-the-art technology, including sophisticated navigation systems, software, dynamic positioning devices and improved designs. Here’s a snapshot of seven of the...
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    Licensing of Technology in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | by Claudius Du Plooy In my first article of the Technology and Law series in the fall of the 2012 ­edition, I mentioned how the ­superstar ­companies of the Canadian oil and gas ­industry are not just exploration...
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    Globalization: Understanding the Impact of Globalization on our World

    Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | by Tina Olivero With the onset of international business growth, a powerful internet communications regime and access to information anywhere – the boundaries of the world are coming down. Geography and social...

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