Offshore

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November 18, 2022
A milestone many never imagined feasible for the Hibernia project, the initiative that helped revolutionize the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador and created the province's oil industry, is commemorating 25 years of oil production.
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November 03, 2022
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced five successful bids of $238 million for offshore parcels in the Eastern Newfoundland Region by Canadian units of BP, ExxonMobil and Equinor. No bids were received for the South Eastern Newfoundland Region
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September 2022
The price is here. Drilling is up. But the outlook remains uncertain, as Canada wrestles with climate policies that do not align with the realities of demand, global markets, and security of supply.
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August 2022
Buoyed by four reliable producing fields, another under development and one close to FID, along with seismic data indicating potential for additional significant finds, the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore sector is poised for noticeable growth over the next few years.
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July 28, 2022
Oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc. said it may spend hundreds of millions more than planned this year as it absorbs an acquisition in Alberta and restarts an offshore project off the coast of Newfoundland.
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June 2022
In an exclusive interview, Energy NL’s Charlene Johnson talks about the fortunate turn of events that has transformed the outlook for East Canada’s offshore activity.
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June 13, 2022
BP sold out of Canada’s oil sands, divesting its stake in the Sunrise project to Cenovus Energy Inc. while acquiring offshore exploration from the same company in the east of the country.
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April 26, 2022
The first Annual General Meeting of Energy NL occurred virtually on Tuesday and included reports from the CEO and treasurer, remarks by the incoming and outgoing chairs, and results of the board of director election process.
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April 07, 2022
The Government of Canada approved the environmental assessment of the Bay du Nord development project as recommended by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in August 2021.
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April 06, 2022
Canada has given the green light to a $12 billion offshore oil project proposed by Norway’s Equinor ASA, handing a major win to an industry that has grappled with slumping investment and tougher climate policy.
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April 06, 2022
Searcher Seimic’s rigorous application of modern technology to 20-year-old data sets from oil fields offshore Nova Scotia, Canada, should reveal numerous additional drill-ready prospects.
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April 04, 2022
Eight in ten (79%) of those aware of the Bay du Nord project express some level of support for it. Indeed, opposition to the project is limited with just 7% opposing the project.
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March 30, 2022
The Government of Canada on Tuesday released the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, which included emission reduction targets for the oil and gas sector and support for renewable energy.
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March 24, 2022
The Canadian government delayed bids for oil exploration off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador by up to 90 days, leading industry groups to warn that continuous regulatory delays could turn away investors.
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March 04, 2022
Canada must find a path forward to build major projects that are environmentally responsible, create desperately needed jobs and develop critically important energy infrastructure while working to reduce emissions.
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March 04, 2022
A poll taken in January shows that 84% of respondents support the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry and 89% of respondents support the Bay du Nord project's approval.
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February 15, 2022
In the early morning hours of Feb. 15, 1982, the Ocean Ranger semi-submersible drill rig sank on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador, claiming the lives of all 84 crew members on board.
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February 11, 2022
Noia dismisses suggestions from anonymous sources in recent media articles that tradeoffs could be considered in exchange for approval of the Bay du Nord development project.
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January 2022
Sooner or later in this type of job (editor), even the few governmental officials that you thought were good will eventually disappoint you.
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January 13, 2022
Canada will face challenges in retaining its status as a global oil and gas power in a world transitioning toward net zero carbon emissions by mid-century, the International Energy Agency said.
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January 06, 2022
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is not allocating funding for the 2022 offshore seismic program and as such, the program will cease for this year. The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association is disappointed with this decision and encourages the Provincial Government to reconsider for this year and to plan an offshore seismic program for 2023.
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