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Excitement Mounting as Noia’s Oil & Gas Conference 2021 Begins Tomorrow

(St. John’s, NL – Monday, September 20, 2021) The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) will host its annual Oil & Gas Conference 2021 on September 21 & 22 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. This two-day event is themed Resilient & ReEnergized and will feature speakers on topics related to the offshore oil and gas industry such as cleantech and emission reduction, local content and benefits, market opportunities and diversification, and collaboration.

“We are very excited to once again host our annual conference this year after it was cancelled last year due to the global pandemic. Our industry is coming together after an extremely difficult few years, yet doing so with optimism as we look to reenergize and regain momentum within the offshore oil and gas industry. Our two-day conference includes an impressive line up of speakers, updates from offshore operators, and exclusive networking opportunities. While this year is a scaled-back version of our usual conference, it will undoubtedly be informative, timely and engaging; the same world-class, industry leading event members have come to appreciate and expect from Noia. I am also glad to say that for the first time our conference will be a carbon neutral event.”

  • Charlene Johnson, Noia CEO

The conference program for Tuesday, September 21 is:

8:15 a.m. Premier Andrew Furey
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address:

Lazaro Cosma, President, ExxonMobil Canada

Session One: Resilient: Industry Outlook

8:40 a.m. Rory Johnston, Marketing Director and Market Economist, Price Street

Canadian Crude in Context

9:00 a.m. Todd Hartlaub, Senior Manager, Atlantic Canada Region, CNOOC International

Exploring the Flemish Pass during a Pandemic

9:25 a.m. Jim Keating, CEO (Acting), OilCo

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Offshore Place in a Rapidly Decarbonizing World

9:45 a.m. Q & A

Session Two: ReEnergize: Cleantech and Emission Reduction

10:40 a.m. Dan Vyselaar, Director of Technology and Development, Atlantic Towing

An Innovative Application for Hybrid Propulsion in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Offshore Oil & Gas Sector

10:50 a.m. Blair MacDougall, Founder and Director, Waterford Energy

Offshore Wind Power Systems for MODUs and Installations

11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Katz, Katz Research Group

Porous Materials & the oil and gas industry

11:15 a.m. Leo Power, CEO, LNG Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd. and Shayne McDonald, McDonald Law, Indigenous Lawyer on the Miawpukek Reserve at Conne River, NL

Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Exploration Opportunity – An Indigenous Partnership

11:35 a.m. Q & A
12:00 p.m. Signing Ceremony in the Bannerman Room

Keynote Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Chris Slubicki, Former CEO, Modern Resources

Energy in a Post-Pandemic World

Session Three: Local Content: Global Best Practices

2:33 p.m. Zach Kaplan, Founder and Vice-President, Sustainable Business Group, DAI

Local Content in this “New Era”: What do Best Practices Look Like Today?

2:45 p.m. Tracey Simpson, Canada Country Manager Petroleum, BHP

Innovation and Collaboration in Supply Chain

2:57 p.m. Lori Ackerman, Mayor, City of Fort St. John, British Columbia
3:07 p.m. Q & A


Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2021 is the leading industry event for the offshore oil and gas industry in Canada and offers delegates the opportunity to partake in discussions about timely industry issues. Further information about the conference is available here.