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Noia Names 2018 Industry Achievement Award Winners

St. John’s – Noia is pleased to announce Bill Fanning of Kvaerner Canada Ltd. and Stephen Edwards, P.Eng. of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. These individuals will be recognized at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards luncheon on March 9, 2018, at the Delta St. John’s Hotel.

The Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes exemplary individuals who have influenced the development of our local oil & gas industry and who have demonstrated qualities of vision, integrity and leadership through their work and lives. Noia is pleased to award this honour to Bill Fanning, President and Country Manager, Kvaerner Canada. Bill is a senior oil & gas executive with over 30 years of international upstream oil & gas experience. Prior to his current role, Bill has held many senior level positions throughout his career, including co-founder and director of Atlantic XL Inc., President and CEO of Spectrol Group and Senior Vice President and GM with SNC Lavalin. For five years Bill was a member of the Noia Board of Directors and was a key leader in the development of Noia’s Redefining Oil strategy.

The Rising Star Award was launched in 2014 to recognize the talents of an impressive individual who is 40 years old or younger and has made remarkable strides in their role in the local oil & gas industry. This year’s recipient is Stephen Edwards, P.Eng, Engineering & HUC Manager – Hebron Project with ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. Stephen has been directly involved in the Hebron project since joining the project team in 2010. His work over the past seven years has significantly and directly impacted design and operational decisions taken on the project and contributed to the project’s success, culminating in first oil on November 27, 2017.

Both Bill Fanning and Stephen Edwards will be celebrated at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards luncheon on March 9, 2018. The event will also acknowledge organizations marking 30 or more years as Noia members and contributors to the local oil & gas industry.