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Exxon inks Subsea 7 for Hebron

Feb 28, 2014

Subsea 7 has been awarded a US$75 million three-year subsea construction services contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties. The contract supports the Hebron heavy oil field development, in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, 350km southeast of St John's…

Mexico, Canada, US agree to new fuel standards

Feb 21, 2014

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed at a summit on Wednesday, to adopt the tough new fuel standards for heavy-duty trucks that President Barack Obama set for the US on Tuesday. The North…

Exmar, PRE order second FLNG unit

Feb 06, 2014

Belgium's Exmar and Canada's Pacific Rubiales Energy (PRE), through its wholly-owned affiliate Pacific Midstream Holding, announced the ordering of a barge-based floating LNG regasification unit under a 50/50 joint venture. The unit will…

Canada considers new offshore spill regulations

Feb 03, 2014

On 30 Jan 2014, House Government Bill C-22 was introduced in the second session of Canada's 41st Parliament, amending the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act for, among other matters, new requirements for regulatory preauthorization of…

ThoughtStream: Offshore safety demands continuous focus

Feb 01, 2014

As the regulator for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry, it should come as no surprise that everything we do at the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is seen through the lens of the 1982 Ocean Ranger disaster…

Fundy Tidal partners for Digby project

Jan 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's Fundy Tidal Inc. partnered in November 2013 with Dutch tidal turbine producer Tocardo International BV and Tribute Resources Inc. of London, Ontario The three firms will work to develop a $30-million project with a capacity for 3MW of tidal power at three locations around Digby…

Fundy Tidal's turbine off Nova Scotia

Jan 21, 2014

Fundy Tidal Inc.'s turbine project in the Bay of Fundy, off Nova Scotia. www.fundytidal.com

New tidal turbines coming to Bay of Fundy

Jan 21, 2014

Two tidal turbine developers will win the chance to demonstrate their technology in the Minas Passage in the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Nova Scotia's recent tender for a berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)…

Canada LNG project numbers

Jan 06, 2014

Canadian LNG update from Norway's Rystad Energy AS: As of November 2013, there were no approved liquified natural gas export terminals in Canada. There are three proposed projects: Kitimat – Apache, Douglas Island, and Kitimat – LNG Canada…

Crude oil leak at Hibernia

Jan 03, 2014

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board released an incident bulletin today about a leak from Hibernia Offshore Loading System. Hibernia Management and Development Co. Ltd. (HMDC) reported an ongoing leak of crude…

Baker Hughes: offshore rig count 3 Jan

Jan 03, 2014

Baker Hughes Inc. rotary rig count shows 61 rigs active offshore US for the last two weeks, up 10 rigs from a year ago (19.6% year-over-year increase). This includes 55 rigs working off Louisiana (up from 47 a year ago), 2 rigs off Texas (up from 1 rig)…

NEB issues Enbridge Northern Gateway report

Dec 23, 2013

The Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada issued its Report for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. The project involves construction of two pipelines that would run between Bruderheim, Alberta and Kitimat, and…

White Rose job for Wood Group Mustang

Dec 19, 2013

Wood Group Mustang Canada has been awarded the detailed engineering and design of an integrated topsides facility as part of the White Rose Extension Project (WREP), offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Subject to partner, company and regulatory approvals…

Encana accepts Deep Panuke gas test

Dec 17, 2013

Encana Corp.  today announced the Production Acceptance Notice (PAN) at the company's Deep Panuke offshore Nova Scotia project, issued after successful completion of a performance test of the platform. The Deep Panuke project is designed to produce up to 300 MMcf/d of natural gas from four wells…

BHI North American rig count

Dec 17, 2013

Baker Hughes North America rotary rig count, released 13 Dec 2013, shows 59 drilling rigs operating offshore US, down 2 from 61 a week ago, but up 10 from a year ago. This includes 53 rigs working offshore Lousiana and 2 rigs each off California…

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