Mashrura Musharraf Investigates Methods to Improve Safety Training for Offshore Oil and Gas Workers

by Wade Kearley for OceansAdvance Inc.


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SubC Imaging Profiled In The Overcasts Next Gen NL Series

SubC Imaging is proud to be the first company profiled ...

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"If you can make something better, smaller and faster, then why not do it?” 

Kris McNeil, President

Solace Power

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Helping graduate student entrepreneurs capitalize on innovative research.

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From 3-D images of icebergs to harnessing the curative powers of seaweed, one entrepreneur’s determined journey to international success in physical oceanography.

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Memorial welcomes new vice-president (research)

August 10, 2017

Memorial University has appointed Dr. Neil Bose as vice-president (research). The Board of Regents approved the appointment at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Dr. Bose was selected following an intensive international search by a committee chaired by the university’s president and vice-chancellor Gary Kachanoski that included faculty, staff and students, and representation from Memorial’s three campuses.   Dr. Bose begins his tenure on Nov. 1, 2017.
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Downstream maintenance expenditure returns to growth

August 10, 2017

As highlighted in the most recent edition of Westwood’s World Downstream Maintenance Market Forecast, significant price pressure during the oil price downturn has heavily impacted the downstream maintenance market. Global downstream maintenance spend bottomed out in 2016, after falling 26% compared to 2014 levels. Westwood believes that the downstream maintenance market is at the beginning of a recovery cycle. 2017 saw improvements which will be sustained over the forecast with year-on-year growth expected over 2018-2022.  
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John Risley & Brendan Paddick: Innovation & Supporting Small Business

July 27, 2017

OceansAdvance, in partnership with the Genesis Centre, hosted a public event: Yarns & Networking for Innovation week. It featured John Risley from Halifax, Nova Scotia who is President of Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated (CFFI) a diversified holding company operating internationally. The primary assets are controlling stakes in Clearwater Seafood Inc. and Columbus Communications; a provider of network services and cable TV.
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Newfoundland and Labrador company boldly takes radar where it’s never gone before

July 21, 2017

Northern Russia, offshore Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico—these are just some of the places where Rutter Inc.’s radar technology products are in demand. While the St. John’s-based company is small, with 33 employees globally, the firm has carved out a niche in the oil and gas business with radar technology that detects oil spills, icebergs, unidentified vessels and small objects and monitors waves and sea conditions. “We want to have as many products on our roster as we can offer, especially with the oil and gas industry in a slump,” says Blair Wheaton, Rutter’s vice president.
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