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Noia’s 2018 Industry Achievement Awards Honour Contributions to the Oil & Gas Industry

Noia is pleased to announce Bill Fanning of Kvaerner Canada Ltd. and Stephen Edwards of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. The contributions of both individuals were recognized at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon, held today 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 six 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.

“It was an honour to present these awards to two very deserving individuals today,” said Liam O’Shea, chair of Noia’s Board of Directors. “Both Bill Fanning and Stephen Edwards have made extensive and significant contributions to the industry and join an impressive group of past recipients whose commitment has positively impacted the industry.”

Full biographies for this year’s Industry Achievement Award recipients may be found in the Backgrounder below.

Today’s event also acknowledged organizations marking 30 or more years as Noia members and contributors to the local oil & gas industry. These are:

  • The provincial Department of Natural Resources
  • Oceanex
  • Pro-Dive Marine Services
  • Puddister Trading Company
  • Stantec
  • Stewart McKelvey

“Today’s awards ceremony was also an opportunity to thank some of our long-standing members for their ongoing support of both Noia and the province’s oil & gas industry,” said Charlene Johnson, Noia CEO.