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CANADIAN RECEIVES FIRST ATC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
by wade on March 24, 2015
Recently retired ice scientist and ice engineer Dan Masterson was honored today with an Arctic Technology Distinguished Achievement Awards. He received the award at a special ceremony during the Arctic Technology Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was selected in recognition of his significant contributions to the ice sciences and to the design and construction of pioneering Arctic projects. Read more.
SIGNIFICANT OIL DISCOVERY OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND
by wade on September 30, 2013
Statoil Canada and co-venturer Husky Energy have announced that the first Bay du Nord exploration well has discovered between 300 and 600 million barrels of oil recoverable.
The Bay du Nord discovery, located approximately 500 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, was announced in August. A sidetrack well has been completed this week and confirms a high impact discovery. Additional prospective resources have been identified which require further delineation.
STATOIL MAKES ANOTHER OIL FIND OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND
by wade on June 20, 2013
ST. JOHNS, NL, June 19, 2013 Statoil has made a discovery of light, high-quality oil in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland. Oil was encountered while drilling the Harpoon prospect (EL 1112), located approximately 500 kilometres north-east of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
While it is still too early to determine Harpoon's resource potential at this time, this is very encouraging for the area and especially for the Bay du Nord well planned for later this year, says Erik Finnstrom, Senior Vice President, North America.
Managing Pack Ice and Icebergs
by wade on July 13, 2011
By Andrew Safer and published in Offshore Technology, London, UK, January 2011
Cairn Energy, a Scotland-based oil and gas explorer and producer, drilled three wells at approximately 70 north and 60 west, 150 to 200 kilometres offshore in its acreage in the Baffin Bay Basin during a much anticipated Summer 2010 campaign. These were the first wells drilled in the Greenland Arctic in 10 years. The objective was to identify the window of opportunity when the water would be free from pack ice, and to keep icebergs out of the protection zone around the drill site to ensure the exploration program could continue safely and without interruption.