Noia oil and gas conference

Noia oil and gas conference

The annual conference hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil and gas industries association — Noia — has become the premiere gathering for discussion of oil and gas work offshore eastern Canada.

The 2013 Noia conference, with main events June 17-20, maintained the event’s reputation as a place for major local players to offer big announcements, to a small province heavily reliant on oil revenues.

Provided here is a collection of just some of the coverage of the conference by a Telegram reporters and photographers.

The semi-submersible oil rig West Aquarius and the off-shore vessel Maersk Challenger show clearly in the afternoon sun in Conception Bay.

— Photo by Neville Webb, Mount Pearl

Exploration data dominates conference

June 19, 2013 - 7 h 37

Representatives from oil companies active offshore Newfoundland and Labrador applauded recent actions of the provincial government during interviews at the Noia conference Tuesday, while also offering...

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Exploration data dominates conference

Engaging employees fosters innovation: Amanda Lang

June 19, 2013 - 7 h 55

Canada’s innovation is being strangled at home, in school and in workplaces, says Amanda Lang.

Lang — the senior business correspondent for CBC News — drew on her recent book, “The...

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Engaging employees fosters innovation: Amanda Lang

Black Spruce on fracking

June 19, 2013 - 11 h 18
Black Spruce Exploration president David Murray speaks to reporters following a presentation at the Noia oil and gas conference in St. John's Tuesday, June 18. Murray's company has been growing its presence in western Newfoundland and is looking to take the reins in an area wherein a mix of other, junior oil companies are looking to explore and produce. Murray's company is proposing to use fracking in their drilling programs.
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Black Spruce on fracking

Black Spruce takes the reins in western N.L.

June 19, 2013 - 12 h 46

The sounds of construction — hammering, buzzing and drilling — interfered with the TV cameras and radio recorders, causing Black Spruce Exploration’s CEO Dave Murray to start and stop in his responses...

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Black Spruce takes the reins in western N.L.

Premier on offshore land sales

June 18, 2013 - 14 h 10
Premier Kathy Dunderdale speaks with reporters in the lobby of the St. John's Convention Centre on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 after opening the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) annual conference. She spoke about the province's push to overhaul the so-called offshore "land sales," wherein the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board issues exploration licenses for select areas offshore to the highest bidder. The province wants scheduled sales and wants to provide more time between when companies know about a sale and when bids are due.
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Premier on offshore land sales

Hebron work reaching new heights

June 18, 2013 - 0 h 00
Telegram reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick and photographer Rhonda Hayward toured the Nalcor Energy Bull Arm Fabrication Site Monday where construction is ongoing on the Hebron gravity base structure. When The Telegram was last able to photograph the Hebron GBS work at Bull Arm — on Oct. 31, 2012 — about 400 people were employed on site. The number now stands at more than 1,700 and is expected to peak later this summer at about 2,000. Here are some photos from the most recent tour.
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Hebron work reaching new heights

June 18, 2013 - 7 h 52

On the edge of Great Mosquito Cove in Trinity Bay, crane operator Sherry Smith climbs each day to the top of some of the world’s tallest cranes — her office space.

The tower cranes at Nalcor...

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Hebron work reaching new heights

Noia conference will cover plenty of ground

June 17, 2013 - 12 h 56

The main events of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) conference are set to get underway Tuesday in St. John’s.

The conference typically features updates...

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Noia conference will cover plenty of ground