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Winners named for C-NLOPB bid round

Nov 10, 2016

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received nearly US$563 million (CAD $758 million) in work commitments in its latest deepwater bid round for the East Newfoundland and Jeanne d’Arc regions, offshore the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador areas…

CNSOPB call for bids flops

Nov 07, 2016

The Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has not received any successful bids for its Call for Bids NS16-1 issued on 2 May 2016. The parcels are no longer up for bid and remain as Crown land. The next Call for Bids (NS17-1) will be issued in spring 2017…

C-NLOPB cancels Black Spruce's licenses off Newfoundland

Nov 02, 2016

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) advises that exploration licenses (ELs) 1127 and 1128, located off Newfoundland’s west coast held 100% by Black Spruce Exploration, have been cancelled due to non-compliance…

Hebron GBS time-lapse

Nov 01, 2016

In this video, Exxon shows a timelapse video of the construction of the Hebron gravity based structure (GBS), which took about five years to build.  Exxon's  Hebron heavy oil project off Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, sits in the Jeanne d’Arc basin about 350km southeast of St…

A heavy burden

Nov 01, 2016

More and more heavy oil is coming into production pipelines. Measuring it, in a multiphase flow, is a challenge, says NEL’s David Millington. Heavy Oil. Photos from NEL. Cost…

Husky CEO to retire

Oct 27, 2016

Husky Energy President and CEO Asim Ghosh will retire, with Rob Peabody, Husky's chief operating officer will take over for Ghosh, effective 5 December.  'For the past seven years Asim has brought his extensive business experience and…

Wood Group secures more Newfoundland work

Oct 24, 2016

Wood Group has secured a five-year contract to continue providing engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to the Hibernia platform, offshore Newfoundland, from Hibernia Management and Development Co. (HMDC). The…

Cold comfort

Oct 06, 2016

While it seems most Arctic exploration activity has slowed, it really depends on where you look. Bruce McMichael reports. Gazprom Neft’s Prirazlomnoye facility, in the Russian Arctic.  Photos from Gazprom Neft…

Transocean inks Suncor contract

Oct 03, 2016

Transocean has won a contract for the Transocean Barents harsh environment, ultra deepwater floater with Suncor Energy, offshore Canada. The 15-month contract has been set at a dayrate of US$260,000. The estimated contract backlog, excluding mobilization is $119 million…

Looking toward the bright side

Sep 27, 2016

Quest Offshore, recently acquired by Wood Mackenzie in August, outlines the highlights of the global deepwater drilling market, region by region. Melissa Sustaita sets out the details. Top…

Shell comes up empty at Cheshire

Sep 21, 2016

Shell Canada is moving on to its next prospect in the Shelburne basin, offshore Nova Scotia, after failing to find commercial hydrocarbons at its first exploration well in the program. Map of the Shelburne basin exploration project…

InterMoor names Canada country manager

Sep 19, 2016

InterMoor has appointed Joe Price as country manager for InterMoor Canada based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the regional hub for the Canadian offshore oil and gas sector. Price, a native Newfoundlander, is a graduate of the Ocean and…

Canada-Newfoundland call for nominations

Sep 02, 2016

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued calls for nominations for areas of interest in the Eastern Newfoundland and the Jeanne d’Arc regions. The call for nominations in the Eastern Newfoundland…

25.5 billion bbl in place in West Orphan Basin, estimate

Aug 26, 2016

There could be 25.5 billion bbl in place and 20.6 Tcf of gas in the West Orphan Basin, in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) 2016 Eastern Newfoundland Call for Bids, according to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador…

Leak suspends Husky drilling off Canada

Jul 15, 2016

Drilling operations have been suspended at Husky Energy’s North Amethyst field offshore Canada, after a leak occurred today (15 July), according to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). The Henry Goodrich…

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