N.L. delegation headed to Offshore Northern Seas

Published on August 23, 2016

Players in the Newfoundland offshore sector are headed to northern waters.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) and the Maritimes Energy Association, along with the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, are co-ordinating an Atlantic Canadian delegation to Offshore Northern Seas conference (ONS) Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 in Stavanger, Norway.

More than 20 Newfoundland and Labrador-based companies are part of this year’s delegation.

“ONS provides Newfoundland and Labrador companies the opportunity to showcase our oil and gas service capabilities and technologies to the international energy industry; highlight this province’s offshore oil and gas opportunities; build networks; and lay the groundwork for future partnerships and collaboration,” said Raymond Collins, chairman of Noia’s board of directors.

On Aug. 31, Noia and INSTOK — the Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners — will partner to deliver a Canada session focusing on approaches for deepwater oil and gas activity in Eastern Canada.

This session will feature an opening address from H.E. Mr. Artur Wilczynski, Canada’s Ambassador to Norway, along with presentations from Noia’s President and CEO Robert Cadigan; Nalcor’s Jim Keating, executive vice-president, corporate services and offshore development; Toby Balch, director of business and technology with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy; Sandy MacDonald, QC, Cox and Palmer; and Gisle Stjern, vice-president, Offshore Canada, Statoil.