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Noia 2017 Oil & Gas Conference Underway

St. John’s, NL (June 20, 2017)  — The 33rd annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference got underway today at the St. John’s Convention Centre with delegates hearing from Premier Dwight Ball as well as operators ExxonMobil Canada, Nalcor Energy and Husky Energy.

“Opening day provided delegates with a look at global energy markets and explored the lower-for-longer theme, including how our offshore industry is well positioned to weather the prolonged downturn. Important regulatory issues – specifically, potential changes to the federal environmental assessment process – were also discussed with the negative impact of such changes acknowledged by all parties, including Premier Dwight Ball,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. “Day two will explore these issues even further with presentations by our federal Natural Resources Minister James Carr, as well as an informative panel discussion focused on how to efficiently and effectively maximize our near-term opportunities in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin. We are also pleased to have two of our newest industry entrants, Nexen Energy and Navitas Petroleum, speaking to delegates tomorrow about their future plans in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore.”

The program for Wednesday, June 21 is as follows:

8:00 a.m. Keynote Address

The Honourable James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada

Panel Discussion: Untapped Resources
8:30 a.m. Turning 50 .. The Regulator’s Perspective on Untapped Resources

Jeff O’Keefe, C-NLOPB

8:45 a.m. Panel Discussion:

John Henley, The Cahill Group

Robert Crosbie, Crosbie Group Limited

Richard Pratt, Husky Energy

Brian Rogers, Subsea 7 Canada

10:20 a.m. Exploration in Newfoundland and Labrador in a Global Context

Julie Wilson, Wood Mackenzie

10:40 a.m. Future Insights: Emerging Plays and Prospects in Newfoundland Labrador’s Offshore Basins

Richard Wright, Nalcor Energy

11:00 a.m. From Tamar to Piccadilly – Replicating Deepwater East Mediterranean Success in Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador

Peter Mikkelsen, Navitas Petroleum

11:20 a.m. Foundations for Long-term Success

Siegfried Joiner, Nexen Energy

1:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote:

Bruce Croxon

Digital investor, entrepreneur and co-host of The Disruptors, former Dragon

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.