Noia Welcomes 2018 Board of Directors

Posted in Releases on February 13, 2018

St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) membership elected its 2018 Board of Directors at the association’s Annual General Meeting held today in St. John’s.

The Board of Directors is the governing body and provides strategic direction for the largest offshore oil & gas industry association in Canada. Liam O’Shea succeeds Andrew Bell as Board chair. Mr. Bell moves into the past-chair role with Mark Collett taking over as vice-chair.

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Effective Environmental Assessment Processes Critical to Offshore Development

Posted in Releases on February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 (St. John’s, NL) -- With legislative changes imminent, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association, Noia, continues to advocate for renewed environmental assessment processes and calls on the federal government to designate the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) as Responsible Authority (RA) for these assessments.

“The C-NLOPB’s excellent track record proves it has the expertise and experience required to conduct these assessments and should be designated RA, as it was previously,” said Charlene Johnson, Noia CEO. “The C-NLOPB is a reputable, arms length regulator that employs more than 85 experienced policy and operational experts dedicated to ensuring environmental protection. Located in close physical proximity to our offshore operations, they know the industry, have hands-on experience in the province’s harsh offshore environment and are best placed to take the lead role in environmental assessments.”

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Noia Names 2018 Industry Achievement Award Winners

Posted in Releases on December 11, 2017

St. John’s – Noia is pleased to announce Bill Fanning of Kaverner Canada Ltd. and Stephen Edwards, P.Eng. of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. These individuals will be recognized at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards luncheon on March 9, 2018, at the Delta St. John’s Hotel.

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Oil & Gas Development Must be a By-Election Issue

Posted in Releases on November 30, 2017

St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) is calling on all candidates in the upcoming Bonavista-Burin-Trinity by-election to fully understand the importance of the offshore oil & gas industry to the economic future of the area and for voters to know where all candidates stand on industry-related issues before marking their ballots on December 11.

“The offshore oil & gas industry has been a significant economic contributor to the area since Hibernia construction in the 1990s,” said Andrew Bell, Chair of Noia’s Board of Directors. “And more recently, during its six years of construction at Bull Arm, the Hebron oil production platform created thousands of well-paid construction jobs, with 3,700 individuals working on the project as of late 2016. Similarly, the Kiewit Cow Head Fabrication Facility in Marystown was a major employer through Hibernia, topsides work for White Rose, the Hebron DSM as well as rig modification repair. People from all over the province were employed at these sites, occupying nearly every available rental property and boosting local businesses. However, with the completion of Hebron, recent layoffs at the Come by Chance Refinery and uncertainty in the fishing industry, timely development of the offshore industry is critical, now more than ever, to the economic future of the area.”

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Noia Calls on Federal Government to Ensure NL Maintains Fraser Institute Ranking

Posted in Releases on November 30, 2017

St. John's, NL Newfoundland and Labrador now ranks as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil & gas investment and the fourth most attractive jurisdiction worldwide this year, cites the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Newfoundland and Labrador has world class resources that are comparable to oil & gas jurisdictions such as Norway, the UK and the Gulf of Mexico,” said Andrew Bell, Chair of Noia’s Board of Directors. “While we are very pleased to see these results, Noia is calling on the Federal Government to ensure that this ranking does not fall due to proposed legislative changes to the environmental assessment process and other over-regulation that only impedes timely development of our offshore oil and gas resources.”

The full news release is available at:

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Noia Appoints Charlene Johnson as New CEO

Posted in Releases on November 23, 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia), today announced the appointment of Charlene Johnson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Noia staff, I am very pleased today to announce Charlene Johnson as the new CEO of Noia,” said Andrew Bell, chair of Noia’s Board of Directors. “For forty years, Noia has played a vital role in the support and growth of the oil & gas sector. With a promising future ahead for the industry, Charlene will guide Noia through the next exciting phase of exploration and development. Her strategic thinking, proven leadership skills and ability to build collaborative partnerships will make her an excellent ambassador for our members.”

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Noia-Hibernia Scholarship Winner Announced

Posted in Releases on November 14, 2017

St. John’s, NL (November 15, 2017) -- Mikayla Chislett of Heart’s Delight is the winner of the 2017 Noia-Hibernia Scholarship. The Crescent Collegiate graduate received her $1,000 award at the Noia Fall Seminar, which took place today in St. John’s.

Following her graduation from high school with a cumulative average of 95 per cent, Mikayla enrolled in Memorial University where she is currently studying engineering with the goal of working in the offshore oil & gas industry as an engineer.

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Noia Concerned ‘Duty to Consult’ Creating Unnecessary Delay and Uncertainty

Posted in Releases on November 09, 2017

St. John's, NL (November 9, 2017) -- On November 8, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) announced the latest recipients to receive federal funds to assist public and indigenous groups participate in the environmental assessment process related to offshore oil & gas projects off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The groups receiving funding are located in Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia while the proposed project is located in the Flemish Pass Basin, which is over 400 kilometres east of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mission to Explore Offshore Oil & Gas Opportunities in Guyana

Posted in Releases on July 19, 2017

St. John’s, NL (July 19, 2017) -- The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia), in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII), is planning a trade mission to Guyana during the week of September 11-15, 2017.

“Guyana is a frontier area for oil & gas exploration and development and may pose a substantial export opportunity for companies currently active in the Newfoundland and Labrador supply and service sector,” said Andrew Bell, Chair of Noia’s Board of Directors. “This mission is an excellent example of how Noia strives to fulfill an important aspect of our mandate which is to facilitate members’ participation in the global oil & gas industry.”

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Noia 2017 Oil & Gas Conference Wraps Up Today in St. John’s, NL

Posted in Releases on June 22, 2017

St. John’s, NL (June 22, 2017)  -- The 33rd  annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference concluded today with delegates hearing from Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady, Suncor Energy and Statoil Canada.

“Despite the lower-for-longer reality, the key sentiment of this year’s conference was optimism for the future of the industry,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. “Over the past three days, we have heard promising updates from the operator community, including further information on Husky’s West White Rose extension project, Suncor Energy’s drilling program with the Transocean Barents, ExxonMobil’s Hebron project, as well as Nexen’s and Navitas Petroleum’s long-term plans for the area.”

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