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Noia 2017 Oil & Gas Conference Tackles Important and Timely Industry Issues

St. John’s, NL (June 21, 2017) — The 32nd annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference continued today at the St. John’s Convention Centre with delegates receiving updates from federal Minister of Natural Resources James Carr, Nalcor Energy and our industry’s newest entrants, Nexen Energy and Navitas Petroleum.

Delegates also benefitted from an informative panel discussion focused on our untapped resources and how can we maximize these near-term opportunities efficiently and effectively.

“This morning started off with a keynote address from the federal Minister of Natural Resources who not only recognized the oil and gas industry as the cornerstone of Canada’s current and future economy, but also expressed his government’s support of ensuring that the NL offshore remains an attractive area to explore and develop,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. “Minister Carr also stated that the current joint management framework works very well and noted that the offshore boards have an impressive track record on environmental assessment. We, along with the Provincial Government, look forward to a renewed EA process that avoids adding unnecessary duplication or uncertainty to an already robust process and we will continue to advocate on this important issue on behalf of the Noia membership.”

The program for Thursday, June 22 is as follows:

8:00 a.m. Keynote Address

The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources

8:30 a.m. Stabilizing the Foundation to Prepare for the Future

Steve Hogan, Suncor Energy

8:50 a.m. LNG in BC: Advancing a Project and First Nations and Public Engagement

Paul Mitchell Banks, Central Coast Consulting

9:10 a.m. Relevant, Untapped and Resilient – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Scott Tessier, C-NLOPB

10:20 a.m. Oil & Gas UK: Efficiency Task Force

Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK

10:40 a.m. Satellite Tie-backs for Marginal Fields

Arild Selvig, TechnipFMC

11:00 a.m. Statoil Canada

Gisle Stjern, Statoil Canada

1:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon:

Honourable Brian Peckford, Former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador


The Noia Oil & Gas Conference is Canada’s flagship offshore oil & gas industry information event, attracting global oil & gas industry leaders as both speakers and delegates. Themed Offshore Newfoundland: Relevant, Untapped & Resilient, the 2017 conference once again delivers the latest updates on exploration, production and development activities in Canada’s offshore oil & gas industry and offers over 1,000 delegates the opportunity to partake in discussions about timely industry issues and participate in unparalleled networking opportunities.

The full conference program is available online at www.noiaconference.com