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Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 Day Two Furthers Discussion on World-Class Resources

(St. John’s, NL – June 1, 2022) The second day of the Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 concluded after amazing presentations about the world-class energy resources present in Newfoundland and Labrador, including significant renewable energy potential which was the focus of a panel discussion by industry leaders in wind and hydrogen.

“The announcement today at our conference that Pattern Energy and the Port of Argentia have signed an Option to Lease Agreement for a potential wind energy and green hydrogen project is another example of the exceptional energy opportunities before us. Our future is bright when you consider the significant offshore resources still present and the appeal these lower carbon reserves have around the globe, including companies like bp Canada. The panel discussion today was fascinating as it explored our vast wind and hydrogen potential and the opportunities that exist to develop these resources for the benefit of communities across the province. Punctuating the day was an insightful presentation by David Hutchens of Fortis Inc that showcased how a Newfoundland and Labrador company can accomplish great things in the global energy space and how renewable and non-renewable energies will be needed, together, for some time.”

  • Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 will conclude on Thursday, June 2 with a program focused on Our Energy Potential and how the low carbon energy products of Newfoundland and Labrador can supply global demand for safe and reliable energy.

The conference program for Thursday, June 2 is:

Keynote Opening Address:

Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology

Session Five: Our Energy Potential: The Low Carbon Approach

Stephen Penton, Senior Advisor, Aker Solutions

Feasibility of Blue Hydrogen Production in Canada’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Karen Perry, Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Limited
Net Zero Pathways for Canada’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry 
Dr. Lesley James, Professor of Process Engineering, Memorial University

Carbon Capture and Offshore Storage Potential

Session Six: Our Energy Potential: Supplying Global Demand

Torstein Hole, President, Equinor Canada

Equinor Canada Update

Dr. Rob Shea, Vice President of Memorial University (Fisheries & Marine Institute)

The Education Factor in Supplying Global Demand:  It’s About People

Simon Hunter, Global Technical Manager for Production Chemistry, Schlumberger
Noel Brissard, Offshore Atlantic Basin Midstream Business Development Manager, Schlumberger

Small Actions for Big Impact: Digital and Sustainable Solutions for Oil & Gas Production

Mark Berman, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana and Suriname

Opportunities for Canadian Firms in Guyana

Keynote Luncheon

Rachel McCormick, Consul General of Canada in Dallas

Further information on the conference program and speakers is available here.

The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 is the leading industry event to learn about the latest trends in the Newfoundland and Labrador and global energy industry, network with global and local industry leaders, and learn about the capabilities of the energy sector. Energy NL represents approximately 460 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.