Innovators: Press Releases

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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NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AT OCEANSADVANCE

by wade on September 30, 2013

Brenda (Cadigan) BairdBrenda Baird joined OceansAdvance as administrative officer effective 16 Sept. 2013 as the replacement for Cathy Hogan who is on secondment until January 2015 as project manager for OCEANS'14.
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MINISTER HUTCHINGS PROMOTES OCEAN TECHNOLOGY AT OCEANS13

by wade on September 23, 2013

September 23, 201, St. John's, NL: The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, is travelling to San Diego today to attend the OCEANS ’13 MTS/IEEE conference, one of the world’s most diverse and prestigious ocean-technology focused conferences.   Read more.

INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT CLIMBS AT MI

by wade on September 23, 2013

A rise in enrolment of international students in the advanced diploma programs can only mean one thing: the Marine Institute (MI) is attracting worldwide attention for its quality programs.   This fall, international students in MI’s advanced diploma programs make up eighty percent of all students enrolled in the four programs. Traditionally, these programs have seen approximately 20 percent international students, with the remainder coming from across Canada.   Read more.