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Canada: Near Miss on Hebron Platform as Handrail Falls 20 meters

Jun 29, 2020

A handrail dropped 20 meters on ExxonMobil's Hebron platform off Canada last week, in an incident that could've been fatal. Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas regulator C-NLOPB said last Friday that ExxonMobil Canada had reported that on June 24…

Call for Bids Launched for Offshore Blocks in Eastern Newfoundland

Jun 12, 2020

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Bids for Exploration Licenses in the Eastern Newfoundland Region.Call for Bids NL20-CFB01 (Exploration Licences, Eastern Newfoundland Region) consists of 17 parcels and a total of 4…

Suncor Extinguishes Fire on Terra Nova FPSO

Jun 01, 2020

A fire broke out on Saturday aboard Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova FPSO offshore Canada, the offshore oil and gas regulator C-NLOPB said.Suncor told C-NLOPB that everyone onboard was accounted for and safe, and that the fire had been extinguished…

PGS Gearing Up for Three New Surveys Offshore Canada

May 18, 2020

Norway's PGS has said it will carry out three new seismic surveys off the east coast of Canada this summer, using its Ramform Atlas and the Ramform Titan vessels.PGS said Monday that the new surveys, Blomidon, South Bank, and Torngat Extension…

Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Project in Canada

Mar 30, 2020

NaiKun Wind Energy company has entered into an agreement to sell the NaiKun Offshore Wind Farm - a project in early stages of development - located in the Hecate Strait off the coast of British Columbia, Canada to Northland Power.NaiKun said Monday that Northland…

Husky Suspends West White Rose Works on COVID-19 Fears

Mar 24, 2020

Canada's Husky Energy has decided to suspend construction activities on its West White Rose offshore project, citing the COVID-19 virus fears.The oil company sanctioned the West White Rose development in May 2017. The field is being developed…

Equinor Puts Off Canadian Offshore Project

Mar 19, 2020

Norway's Equinor and Canada's Husky Energy have reportedly pulled brakes on the plan to develop the Bay du Nord project offshore Canada, Reuters reported on Thursday.'Equinor and partner Husky Energy have decided to defer the Bay du Nord development…

Husky Energy Delays Projects, Cuts Upstream Capex by $900M

Mar 13, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company has cut its CAPEX and production guidance for 2020 amid the volatile oil market environment. The cuts will be made in its upstream business with projects put on hold in China, Indonesia, and Canada.The company has slashed its 2020 capital program reduced by $900 million…

Havyard Outsources Platform Supplier Work to Kleven

Feb 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel builder Havyard will outsource the construction of the Atlantic Harrier platform supply vessel to its compatriot yard Kleven, as delays with other projects have put a strain on Havyard’s Leirvik facility.The platform supplier was first ordered by Fafnir Offshore in 2014…

DOF Bags Several Deals for OSV Duo

Jan 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has secured several contracts for two of its offshore vessels, with undisclosed clients.DOF subsea said it would carry out for pre-lay and LBL array installation activities in Guyana, subsea installation…

ExxonMobil down-mans Sable ahead of storm

Jan 04, 2018

ExxonMobil has down-manned facilities offshore Canada in advance of a winter storm expected to sweep through the area, says the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).  The National Oceanic…

Hebron production begins flowing

Nov 28, 2017

ExxonMobil has initiated production from its Hebron field development project offshore eastern Canada, the company announced today (28 November). Expected to peak at 150,000 bo/d, Hebron will be the fourth producing field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador…

BP, Husky win Newfoundland acreage

Nov 08, 2017

BP and Husky Energy have been awarded acreage in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin offshore eastern Canada. The two companies bid approximately US$11.8 million (CAD$15 million) for the first of three parcels of 784,329 acres (317,407 hectares) offered…

Fugro to study seeps off Eastern Canada

Oct 25, 2017

Fugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round. Bathymetry, backscatter and water column anomaly data will be collected to pull together…

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