Innovators: Press Releases

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PROVINCE RENEWS INVESTMENT IN GRADUATE RESEARCH AT MARINE INSTITUTE

by wade on October 6, 2013

(October 2, 2013) The Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, a division of the Marine Institute that focuses on advancing fisheries science, will continue to provide research opportunities for graduate students with support from the Provincial Government. The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $50,000 will be provided this year to advance graduate research projectsand develop new scientific expertise within the province.
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HOSTING THE ISO ARCTIC OPERATIONS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

by wade on October 3, 2013

(October 2, 2013, St. John’s, NL) St. John’s has been selected as the venue to host the third plenary session of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee on Arctic Operations, Oct. 2-3, 2013. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on the Memorial University Campus is hosting the event and OceansAdvance Inc. is leading its coordination.  The meeting participation list is impressive – participants are expected from eight different countries including Russia, Norway and the UK as well as Standards Associations and government departments. Read more.

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ST. JOHN’S TO BE CANADA’S GATEWAY TO THE ARCTIC

by wade on October 3, 2013

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SIGNIFICANT OIL DISCOVERY OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND

by wade on September 30, 2013

Statoil Canada and co-venturer Husky Energy have announced that the first Bay du Nord exploration well has discovered between 300 and 600 million barrels of oil recoverable. 

The Bay du Nord discovery, located approximately 500 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, was announced in August. A sidetrack well has been completed this week and confirms a high impact discovery. Additional prospective resources have been identified which require further delineation.
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS WITH PETROBRAS PROCUREMENT MISSION 2013 TO ST. JOHN'S

by wade on September 30, 2013

Petrobras CFO, Mr. Almir Barbassa, and representatives of his procurement team, will be visiting St. John's Oct. 7 - 8, 2013 to connect with companies in the oil and gas and ocean technology sectors. They are looking to expand the company's supply chain network. This mission is part of their strategy to support a robust five-year business plan which forecasts expenditures of CAN$244 billion, mostly in exploration and production in Brazil.  
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