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Shell gets Shelburne green light

Oct 21, 2015

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted Shell Canada the approval to begin its Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project, offshore Nova Scotia. The Stena IceMAX…

Nalcor study reveals Newfoundland resources

Oct 05, 2015

Resource assessments of the 2015 license round area for offshore Newfoundland and Labrador shows the potential to hold 12 billion bbl and 113 Tcf of gas in place, according to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy and Beicip-Franlab…

BG Group to explore offshore Newfoundland

Sep 28, 2015

BG Group has acquired three non-operated positions offshore Newfoundland from Repsol. This provides the company with access to early stage exploration in a proven prospective basin ahead of the first well being drilled later this year…

Aquatic awarded Vancouver power cable contract

Sep 16, 2015

Image: Aquatic's multi-reel solution designed to enable the barge to transit 250km to the project site/Aquatic Engineering and Construction Aquatic Engineering and Construction…

C-NLOPB investigates White Rose leak

Sep 03, 2015

Husky Energy has reported a major hydrocarbon gas release from subsea equipment on its White Rose development.  According to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the release happened on 31 August from…

MCG buys Polaris seismic database

Aug 11, 2015

MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) has entered into an agreement with Polaris E&E Services to acquire their Post Stack Reprocessed Atlantic Margin seismic 2D data. MCG will pay Polaris for this transaction through revenue share of futures sales…

Aker bags Hebron work

Jul 15, 2015

Aker Solutions has won a maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) contract from ExxonMobil for engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services at the Hebron oilfield offshore Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador…

TGS, PGS to survey Flemish Pass

Jul 13, 2015

TGS announces a new multi-client 3D survey offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire approximately 4300sq km of seismic data. This survey is conducted in partnership with PGS. The Ramform Valiant, using the PGS GeoStreamer technology…

AAPG gets new president

Jul 01, 2015

John Hogg, president at Skybattle Resources in Calgary, Canada, has assumed the presidency of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Hogg, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, is an AAPG honorary member who previously…

TGS inks its first E-Canada 3D

Jun 15, 2015

Norway's TGS is to perform its first multi-client 3D survey offshore Eastern Canada in partnership with PGS. The program, which follows hot on the heels of two recently announced 2D multi-client programs due to start offshore Eastern Canada…

Agency lays claims against Hibernia operators

May 26, 2015

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid four charges against the consortium behind the Hibernia field after an oil spill. The charges were made against the Hibernia Management and Development…

Encana shuts in Deep Panuke

May 15, 2015

Encana Corp. shut in production from its Deep Panuke platform. The offshore Nova Scotia facility produces and processes natural gas from the Deep Panuke field, found nearly 155 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the Scotian Shelf…

Mayer Brown: How to survive low oil prices

May 13, 2015

With West Texas Intermediate trading at US$60.13/bbl and NYME natural gas set at $2.94/MMBtu, hydrocarbon producers are looking for ways and means to survive the low price environment. Some of those that are best weathering the storm are those that made specific choices before the fall…

TGS lines up Eastern Canada seismic

May 12, 2015

TGS is to acquire up to 30,000km of seismic data through two new multi-client 2D surveys offshore Eastern Canada. Both surveys are in partnership with PGS, using two vessels during the 2015 acquisition season. The M/V Atlantic Explorer…

OTC15: DNV GL recommendations reduce risk of major accidents

May 07, 2015

At this week’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, DNV GL revealed a study that analyzes current regulatory regimes, outlining possible future developments and DNV GL’s recommendations to reduce the risk of major accidents. Safety model…

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