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Wood Group wins White Rose work

Jun 29, 2017

Husky Energy has moved forward with its White Rose project offshore eastern Canada by awarding a multi-million dollar engineering contract to the UK's Wood Group. Wood Group will complete detailed engineering for the White Rose topsides…

MAN to acquire 40% stake in AKA

Jun 07, 2017

MAN Diesel & Turbo has agreed to acquire a 40% participation in Candian company Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA). AKA based in Montague, Prince Edward Island (PEI), which specializes in power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications…

Husky firms up West White Rose

May 30, 2017

Husky Energy has firmed up plans for its West White Rose Project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador with first oil set for 2022, while announcing a new discovery at Northwest White Rose.   The SeaRose FPSO…

TGS, PGS expand Cape Broyle 3D survey

May 10, 2017

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) have expanded their jointly owned multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada. Map of Cape Broyle 3D, from TGS. The new Cape Broyle 3D survey…

SNC-Lavalin snags Hibernia, Hebron work

Apr 10, 2017

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a six-year contract by a partnership composed by Hibernia Management & Development Co. (HMDC) and ExxonMobil Canada Properties, for the provision of inspection services for both the Hibernia and Hebron offshore oil production platforms…

C-NLOPB calls Jeanne d’Arc bids

Apr 03, 2017

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Bids in the Jeanne d’Arc Region under the Scheduled Land Tenure Regime in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. Call for Bids NL17-CFB01 map…

Global Maritime names Americas regional manager

Mar 09, 2017

Global Maritime Consultancy and Engineering has appointed Espen Thomassen as regional manager for the Americas. Thomassen will grow Global Maritime’s business throughout the region, which - in addition to Houston - includes offices in Brazil and Canada…

Seadrill inks Statoil Canada contract

Feb 13, 2017

Seadrill has been awarded a firm two-well contract, plus a two-well option with Statoil Canada for the West Aquarius, offshore eastern Canada. The contract is expected to start in Q2 2017, following the conclusion of the vessel’s current contract with Hibernia in early April 2017…

Corridor gets new Old Harry license

Jan 17, 2017

Canadian junior firm Corridor Resources was issued exploration license EL-1153 from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) in exchange for the surrender of exploration license EL-1105 covering the Old Harry Prospect in the Gulf of St…

Cellula trials seafloor drill

Dec 19, 2016

Canada's Cellula Robotics has completed factory acceptance testing of its third CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)…

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…

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