A look behind the scenes at Newfoundland's oil industry regulator

A look behind the scenes at Newfoundland's oil industry regulator

Within the last two years the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has been in the public crosshairs over topics including safety, access to information and transparency. In a six-part series, The Telegram’s Ashley Fitzpatrick takes you inside the board, offering a closer look at the offshore regulator.

Ashley Fitzpatrick's six-part series on the offshore regulator.

Part 1: Inside the CNLOPB

February 04, 2012 - 9 h 01

Now into his sixth year as chairman and CEO of the province's offshore oil and gas regulator, Max Ruelokke has been the rock against which the seemingly regular...

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Part 1: Inside the CNLOPB

Sidebar: International respect

February 04, 2012 - 9 h 15

When the CNLOPB was created, it was melded from the Canada Oil and Gas Lands Administration with the provincial Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Directorate.

Responsibility...

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Sidebar: International respect

Part 2: Safety No. 1 priority

February 06, 2012 - 8 h 42

Second in a six-part series

 

It might be argued  the most powerful position within the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) would be that of...

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Part 2: Safety No. 1 priority

Sidebar: Improving access to information

February 06, 2012 - 16 h 13

On Nov. 21, 2010, in the House of Assembly, then-MHA Kelvin Parsons asked about a situation that had arisen aboard the SeaRose production ship, where Husky Energy “evacuated 33 persons” because...

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Part 3: Aiming to avoid spills

February 07, 2012 - 7 h 49

Third in a six-part series

 

It was early Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 2004, and still dark out, when the phone rang.

Grabbing the receiver, the Canada-Newfoundland and Lab-rador...

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Part 3: Aiming to avoid spills

Related: No details on independent safety board

February 07, 2012 - 8 h 30

The Dunderdale administration recently reasserted for The Telegram its commitment to the recommendation of retired justice Robert Wells — a recommendation made following the Offshore Helicopter Safety...

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Part 4: Safety beneath the surface

February 08, 2012 - 7 h 36

Fourth in a six-part series

The trick to drilling for oil and gas offshore Newfoundland and Labrador is not the drilling, but the fact it is done deep below the ocean surface.

Operations...

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Part 4: Safety beneath the surface

Part 5: Paying to pump

February 09, 2012 - 7 h 53

Fifth in a six-part series

The value of oil production off Newfoundland and Labrador was approximately $8.2 billion in 2010, with three active projects producing more than 100 million barrels...

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Part 5: Paying to pump

Sidebar: R&D dollars

February 09, 2012 - 9 h 06

A challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement — to rules set by the CNLOPB in 2004 on research and development spending — is still making its way through arbitration.

The International...

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