Recent Advances in Offshore Technology Seminar
The challenging offshore shelf outside Newfoundland requires the best available technology and solutions the world can offer. Norwegian supply and service industry is in the forefront in terms of "world class" technology and expertise for safe and environmentally sound exploration, development and production of petroleum reserves in harsh environment.
To showcase Norwegian companies' capabilities in this area, the Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa and INTSOK hosted a seminar showcasing "Recent Advances in Offshore Technology" in St. Johns 1st October.
According to INTSOK's Annual Market Report (2013), Canada's offshore petroleum market will double in size from 2013 to 2018. Up from some 4 bill USD to 8 bill USD in total expenditures.
Most of these expenditures are related to Newfoundland and Labrador offshore capital investments. The Hebron project is currently being developed, White Rose Extension project is in the pipeline and Statoil has made a big oil discovery (300-600 million barrels recoverable) in the Bay du Nord field. In addition, there are a number of modification projects for existing offshore installations on the horizon.
The focus of the Seminar was relevant project experiences and case studies showcasing your services and technology.
08:30 OPENING SPEECH
State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norway and Canada are energy nations and global players in the field of oil and gas. We both have the assumption for developing oil and gas technologies for Arctic climate and conditions.
The Arctic represents opportunities for the business sector, as well as a responsibility for achieving sustainable technology development. It is a priority to continue and further develop relations between Norwegian and Canadian partners. The Seminar “Recent Advances in Offshore Technology” in St John’s on 1 October will bring together Norwegian and Canadian stakeholders and is a meeting place where industry representatives can come together for discussion and collaboration. A number of Norwegian companies will participate in order to meet with Canadian partners.
I look forward to meeting you all in St John’s.
Regards, State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen
08:45 – 12:15 HSE & OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
New technologies and approaches to reduce risk, increase safety and how better solutions can reduce cost and improve operation.
13:15 – 17:40 EXPLORATION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT
New technologies and methods on how to improve exploration and do safe and efficient development in harsh environment.
ABB , Aker Solutions (design) , Aker Solutions (subsea) , Ceragon Networks , EMGS ASA , Inocean Engineering , Kongsberg Oil and GasTechnologies , Kvaerner Concrete Solutions , Lloyd's Register Consulting , Marine Cybernetics , MHWirth , Moss Maritime as , Subsea 7 , Wärtsila Oil and Gas System
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18:00 – 20:00: RECEPTION
Hosted by Ambassador Mona Elisabeth Brøther
The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
The Arctic, and all its challenges, is a common cause for Norway and Canada. The abrupt changes we see in the climate conditions, and the urgent need for a sustainable development for our peoples in the North, makes it necessary to unite forces for a sound economic and political development. The Norwegian experience in offshore oil & gas technologies developed for the Arctic is an excellent basis for sharing, developing and forward these common interests. Already, a very significant number of firms have signed up for the INTSOK/Norwegian Embassy’s Conference in St Johns 1 October 2014. I am looking forward to a learning and in-depth conversation to create even tighter future bonds between our two countries within the oil & gas field.
Regards, Ambassador Mona Elisabeth Brøther
INTSOK partners exhibited at this Seminar.
The exhibition area was in the main tea/coffee break, lunch and reception area. The companies' latest technology, products and services was showcased to the East Coast Canada energy industry.
No participation fee for non-partners