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Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018 Begins Tomorrow

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) will host its 34th annual oil & gas conference from June 19-21, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Themed Redefining Oil: The Time is Now, the 2018 conference will once again deliver the latest updates on activities in Canada’s offshore oil & gas industry and focus on the imperative to foster an environment that supports timely development of offshore oil & gas resources for the benefit of all Canadians.

“As our industry is at a pivotal time, Noia is looking forward to welcoming delegates from across the province, the country, and around the world to Newfoundland and Labrador to learn about our offshore oil and gas industry,” said Charlene Johnson, Noia CEO. “With unmatched prospectivity, a supply and service sector that is experienced and eager, and the eyes of the world on our offshore, Noia is excited to host this conference and build upon the enthusiasm that exists for our industry. The time is now for our industry and we expect significant discussion about building a sustainable supply and service sector, encouraging exploration, development and production, and achieving our full potential.”

8:00 a.m. Conference Opening Keynote Address
Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

8:10 a.m. Day One Keynote Address
Jim Irving, Co-CEO, J.D. Irving Ltd.

Session One: Our Changing Industry
Findings of the Fraser Institute’s 2017 Global Petroleum Survey underline the ever-changing nature of the oil & gas industry, with Newfoundland and Labrador now ranking as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil & gas investment and British Columbia and Alberta named least attractive. This session will take a closer look at the survey results, including the impact of the regulatory environment, political stability, taxation and other factors on the findings. Delegates will also hear from the president of ExxonMobil Canada on the company’s offshore projects in this province and globally, as well as from Nalcor Energy on recent geoscience work and how Newfoundland and Labrador fits within the global industry.

8:35 a.m. Carman Mullins, President, ExxonMobil Canada
ExxonMobil Canada Update

8:55 a.m. Kenneth Green, Senior Director, Fraser Institute
Atlantic Canada & the Fraser Institute Annual Global Petroleum Survey

9:15 a.m. Jim Keating, Executive Vice President, Nalcor Energy
Defining the Opportunity: Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador

Session Two: Regulatory Change & the Need for Speed to Market
Changing regulatory regimes have a direct impact on project timelines and jurisdictions like Norway lead the way in speed to market. A speaker from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will share with delegates best practices and lessons learned from their experiences. This session will also feature an update from Husky Energy on current offshore Newfoundland and Labrador projects, including the recently sanctioned Husky wellhead platform.

10:25 a.m. Nick Clark, Director, Deloitte UK
Real Progress – now let’s go faster!

10:45 a.m. Bente Nyland, Director General
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
A Perspective from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

11:05 a.m. Trevor Pritchard
Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region,Husky Energy
Husky Energy Atlantic Region Update

Keynote Luncheon Address

12:45 p.m. Brad Wall
Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP &
former Premier of Saskatchewan
Canadian Competitiveness in the Global Oil & Gas Sector

Technical Session One: Deepwater
Deepwater and remote locations pose unique challenges to oil & gas exploration and production. This session will examine technical solutions that can improve the economics of these prospects, including using digital technology to plan and execute deepwater activity.

3:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

3:10 p.m. Chris Garcia
Mexico International Account Director & Deepwater Advisor
Schlumberger Oilfield Services
Mexico: Energy Reform & Deepwater Activity Opening Opportunities

3:30 p.m. Ottar Kristian Alme, Head of Digitalization, Kvaerner
Digitalization in the EPCI Value Chain: Opportunities for Deepwater Developments

3:50 p.m. Brendan Hyland
Founder & Chairman, WFS Technologies
Extending Internet of Things to Subsea Operations

4:10 p.m. Steve Taylor, CEO & Co-Founder, radient360
The Journey to Deepwater Digitalization
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. An event not to be missed, the Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018 offers delegates the opportunity to partake in discussions about timely industry issues, participate in unparalleled networking opportunities, and learn from industry technical sessions. For further information and to view the entire program visit: www.noiaconference.com.