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Noia Remembers Flight 491

On March 12, 2009, Flight 491 crashed in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador, resulting in the loss of 17 of the 18 people onboard. Today Noia remembers these victims, as well as the family and friends who lost a loved one that day. “The tragedy of Flight 491 has had a profound affect upon […]

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Session Topics Announced for Noia Conference

This year’s Noia Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, themed Our Offshore – Our Opportunity, will include engaging sessions relevant to current operation of the industry and Noia members who are diligently involved in supporting and growing our offshore. Our Offshore – Our Opportunity Session One Energy & the Environment: An Offshore Perspective Session Two […]

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Noia Fall Seminar Drills Down on Future Opportunities

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) hosted its annual Fall Seminar today at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Themed Drilling Down for Future Opportunities, the focus for this year was advancing the offshore industry through exploration drilling activities. The morning kicked off with an industry overview by Jim Keating, Executive Vice […]

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Fall Seminar 2019 Agenda and Media Registration

For over 20 years Noia’s Fall Seminar has offered a program that focuses on emerging issues and opportunities related to the offshore oil & gas industry, as well as innovative solutions to grow the industry for Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. On October 10, industry leaders will gather at the St. John’s Convention Centre for […]

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Noia CEO Highlights to Standing Senate Committee the Need for Competitive Regulation

Noia CEO Charlene Johnson appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources today to outline concerns of Noia members regarding Bill C-69. During her appearance before the Committee, Johnson provided results of an analysis by Wood Mackenzie of the environmental approval process for Newfoundland and Labrador compared to other jurisdictions. […]

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Recent Environmental Assessment Announcements Positive for Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

Recent announcements regarding exploration activity offshore Newfoundland and Labrador should have a positive impact on Noia members, the offshore industry, and the entire province. Yesterday, Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, announced that two offshore exploration programs were released from the environmental review process. One is an ExxonMobil Canada program located in the

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Noia Remembers Flight 491

On the 10th anniversary of Flight 491, Noia remembers the victims of the tragic event. On March 12, 2009, Flight 491 was flying to the White Rose and the Hibernia fields when it crashed offshore. Of the 18 passengers on board the helicopter, 17 were lost. “Flight 491 has had a profound affect upon our […]

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Noia Industry Achievement Awards Presented

At a ceremony held today in St. John’s, Noia was pleased to award Lee Shinkle with the Noia Outstanding Contribution Award and Captain Kristopher Drodge with the Noia Rising Star Award. The Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon took place at the Delta Hotel St. John’s and was attended by over 250 Noia members and industry leaders. […]

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Fall Seminar 2018 Tomorrow

For immediate release November 13, 2018 On November 14, 2018 industry leaders will gather at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre for a not-to-be missed event that focuses on Preparing for the Potential of the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil & gas industry. Discussions will include the recent land sale of the Canada-Newfoundland […]

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Imagine the Potential: Tremendous Possibilities for Canada from Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore

To demonstrate the importance of the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil & gas industry for the province and country, Noia has released an independent economic impact report which illustrates the tremendous potential of the industry. With over $100 billion in taxes and royalties possible to the provincial government, significant increases in major economic indicators such […]

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Noia Industry Achievement Awards Nominations Open

Noia is pleased to inform its members, the oil & gas industry, and the public that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Industry Achievement Awards. Nominations will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 for both the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Rising Star Award. The Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes exemplary […]

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Noia Asks Canadians to Imagine the Potential

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) officially launched its awareness and education campaign during the final day of the Noia Oil & Gas conference 2018. Imagine the Potential informs all Canadians about the value of the Newfoundland and Labrador oil & gas industry, including the economic and social benefits of our […]

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Successful Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018 Concludes

The Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018, Redefining Oil: The Time is Now, officially concluded Thursday after three days of important discussion about the oil & gas industry. The 34th annual edition of the conference was held at the St. John’s Convention Centre. “The caliber of speakers and the in-depth discussions provided exceptional value for […]

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Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018 Begins Tomorrow

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) will host its 34th annual oil & gas conference from June 19-21, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Themed Redefining Oil: The Time is Now, the 2018 conference will once again deliver the latest updates on activities in Canada’s offshore oil & gas industry […]

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App Available for the Noia Oil & Gas Conference 2018

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) will host its 34th annual oil & gas conference from June 18-21, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Noia is pleased to inform delegates that conference information will be available via Attendify, a mobile event app. The Noia Oil & Gas Conference is Canada’s flagship […]

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Noia announces additional conference speakers

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association today announced additional presenters for the Noia 2018 Oil & Gas conference. Newly announced speakers are: Trevor Pritchard, Senior Vice President Atlantic Region for Husky Energy will speak at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. Unni Fjaer, Vice President Offshore Newfoundland, Equinor Canada will speak at […]

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Noia Remembers Flight 491 Tragedy

March 12 marks the ninth anniversary of the Flight 491 tragedy. Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) remembers the victims of this terrible accident. “On behalf of Noia’s membership and our Board of Directors, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of those who lost their lives […]

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Noia’s 2018 Industry Achievement Awards Honour Contributions to the Oil & Gas Industry

Noia is pleased to announce Bill Fanning of Kvaerner Canada Ltd. and Stephen Edwards of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. The contributions of both individuals were recognized at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon, held today at the Delta St. John’s Hotel. The Outstanding Contribution Award […

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Noia Welcomes 2018 Board of Directors

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. […]

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Effective Environmental Assessment Processes Critical to Offshore Development

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.

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Noia Names 2018 Industry Achievement Award Winners

St. John’s – Noia is pleased to announce Bill Fanning of Kvaerner 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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Noia Calls on Federal Government to Ensure NL Maintains Fraser Institute Ranking

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

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Oil & Gas Development Must be a By-Election Issue

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 […]

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Noia Appoints Charlene Johnson as New CEO

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 […]

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Noia-Hibernia Scholarship Winner Announced

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 […]

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Noia 2017 Oil & Gas Conference Underway

St. John’s, NL (June 20, 2017)  — The 33rd annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference got underway today at the St. John’s Convention Centre with delegates hearing from Premier Dwight Ball as well as operators ExxonMobil Canada, Nalcor Energy and Husky Energy. “Opening day provided delegates with a [&helli

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Noia 2017 Oil & Gas Conference Starts Tomorrow

St. John’s, NL (June 19, 2017)  — The 33rd  annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference starts tomorrow and runs through Thursday, June 22, at the St. John’s Convention Centre. “Noia is proud to once again deliver an exceptional industry conference,” said Sean Power, Chair of Noia’s 2017 [&helli

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Speakers Announced for 2017 Noia Oil & Gas Conference

St. John’s, NL (May 18, 2017) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) is pleased to announce an impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s annual oil & gas conference. The Noia Oil & Gas Conference is Canada’s flagship offshore oil & gas industry information event, attracting global oil & gas […]

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Noia Marks National Day of Mourning

St. John’s, NL – April 28, is National Day of Mourning – a day to remember workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. Noia Board Director Karen Winsor participated in today’s ceremony at the Confederation Building and laid a wreath on behalf of the Board and the Association’s 600 members. “One workplace […]

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Noia Remembers Flight 491 Tragedy

St. John’s, NL – Sunday, March 12 marks the eighth anniversary of the Flight 491 tragedy. Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) remembers the victims of this terrible accident. “On behalf of Noia’s membership and our Board of Directors, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of […]

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Noia’s 2017 Industry Achievement Awards Honour Contributions to the Oil & Gas Industry

St. John’s – Noia is pleased to announce James (Jim) Thistle, QC, formerly of McInnes Cooper and Richard Mandeville of Technip Canada Ltd. as recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award and Rising Star Award, respectively. The contributions of both individuals were recognized at Noia’s Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon, held today at the Delta St. John’s […]

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Noia Remembers Ocean Ranger Tragedy

St. John’s, NL – Today marks the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. “The sinking of the Ocean Ranger deeply impacted the lives of so many and the entire offshore industry,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. “Events such as this remind us of […]

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Noia to Hold AGM; Announces Keynote Speaker

St. John’s, NL – Noia, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association, will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elect its 2017 Board of Directors on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at The Delta St. John’s Hotel. The business meeting portion of the AGM will start at 11:00 a.m. with the keynote luncheon […]

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Noia-Hibernia Scholarship Recipient Announced

St. John’s, NL – The winner of the 2016 Noia-Hibernia Scholarship is Jenna Broders of Conception Bay South. The Queen Elizabeth High School honours student received her $1,000 award at Noia’s 2016 Fall Seminar, which took place today in St. John’s. Following her graduation from high school with a 94 per cent average, Jenna enrolled […]

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Noia Welcomes Record-Breaking Land Sale Results

St. John’s, NL (November 10, 2016) – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has announced the results of Call for Bids NL16-CFB01 in the Eastern Newfoundland Region and Call for Bids NL16-CFB02 in the Jeanne d’Arc Region, both located in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. The total value of the bids was $757,989,794 in [

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NL Delegation Heading to Offshore Northern Seas

St. John’s, NL (August 23, 2016) –- The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) and the Maritimes Energy Association, along with the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, are coordinating an Atlantic Canadian Delegation to Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) from August 29 – September 1 in Stavanger, Norway. More than 20 Newfound

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Noia 2016 Oil & Gas Delivers Informative Opening Day

St. John’s, NL (June 21, 2016)  — The 32nd annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference got underway today at the St. John’s Convention Centre with delegates hearing from Premier Dwight Ball as well as operators BP, ExxonMobil Canada and Husky Canada. “Our opening day provided delegates with a […]

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Noia 2016 Oil & Gas Conference Starts Tomorrow

St. John’s, NL (June 20, 2016)  — The 32nd annual Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Oil & Gas Conference starts tomorrow and runs through Thursday, June 23, at the St. John’s Convention Centre. “Noia is proud to deliver another exceptional industry conference this year,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. &ld

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Noia 2016 Oil & Gas Conference to Feature Nexen Energy

St. John’s, NL (April 7, 2016) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) is pleased to announce that delegates of its 2016 Oil & Gas Conference will hear from one of the newest entrants in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry, CNOOC-Nexen. Patrick McVeigh, Senior Vice President, Global Exploration and International Developments, [&he

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Noia Thanks Nalcor Energy President and CEO Ed Martin for his Leadership and Contribution to NL Offshore Industry

St. John’s, NL – Raymond Collins, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) Board of Directors, today thanked Ed Martin for his immense contributions to the province’s oil & gas industry through his role as President and CEO of Nalcor Energy. Mr. Martin’s legacy in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil […]

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Noia Congratulates College of the North Atlantic Flight 491 Scholarship and Bursary Award Winners

St. John’s, NL (April 6, 2016) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) offers congratulations to the College of the North Atlantic students who today were presented with awards through the Flight 491 Legacy Fund. The Flight 491 Legacy Fund committee was established by industry partners, Noia, the Canadian Association of […]

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Noia Remembers Flight 491 Tragedy

St. John’s, NL – On March 12, 2009, Flight 491 crashed off the province’s shores while enroute to the SeaRose FPSO in the White Rose oil field and Hibernia platform in the Hibernia oilfield. Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) remembers the victims of this tragic accident. “March 12 will forever mark […]

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Noia announces AGM luncheon keynote speaker

Noia is pleased to announce the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, as the luncheon keynote speaker at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, which is taking place on Thursday, February 4 at the Delta St. John’s Hotel. Honourable Siobhan Coady Minister of Natural Resources Newfoundland and Labrador Minister Coady was elected as the Membe

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Noia Congratulates Liberal Party and Incoming Premier Dwight Ball on Election Victory

Robert Cadigan, President and CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia), today offered congratulations to incoming Premier Dwight Ball and the provincial Liberal party on their victory in the 20th Newfoundland and Labrador general election. “On behalf of our more than 630 members, congratulations to all newly elected Members of the […]

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Noia Elects its 2015 Board of Directors

St. John’s NL (February 4, 2015) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) membership elected its 2015 Board of Directors today at the association’s Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors is the governing body and provides strategic direction for the largest oil & gas industry association in Canada. Noia’s membership heard

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Patricia Mohr, Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist with Scotiabank, to speak at Noia’s Annual General Meeting

St. John’s, NL – Noia, the Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association, will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Delta Hotel at 12:00 noon. During the luncheon, Noia’s membership will elect its 2015 Board of Directors. Luncheon keynote speaker Patricia Mohr, Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialis

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Rick Mercer to kick off Noia’s Annual Conference

Writer and comedian, Rick Mercer is slated to address the delegates of Noia’s 30th Annual Conference, Play on the Edge. Mercer will give the luncheon keynote address on Day One of Noia’s Conference on Wednesday, June 18th at the Delta St. John’s Hotel, starting at 12:00 p.m. His top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Mercer Report, […]

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Oil & Gas Week 2014 set to launch

Oil & Gas Week is now just days away. Our 12th annual week long celebration runs from Monday, February 24 to Saturday, March 1. Aimed at celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions of our industry and its employees, and educating Newfoundland & Labrador students about career opportunities within the industry, there are a variety of events […]

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NL Oil & Gas Week – join the celebration!

Newfoundland & Labrador will celebrate its 12th annual Oil & Gas Week from February 24 – March 1, 2014.  The week long celebration will include a variety of promotional and educational events aimed at celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions of our industry and employees, and educating secondary and post-secondary students about career opportunities within the

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Noia elects its 2014 Board of Directors

Noia (Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association) membership voted today to elect its 2014 Board of Directors at the association’s Annual General Meeting.  The Board of Directors is the association’s governing body and provides direction for the activities of the organization. Noia’s membership also heard from keynote luncheon speaker,  Rod Starr,

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Noia announces AGM keynote speaker Rod Starr

Come hear an international perspective on the impact of the new, regional, multi-client seismic survey – one  of the largest programs globally – ongoing in offshore Newfoundland  & Labrador, and the recent Flemish Pass discoveries. Noia’s 2014 AGM, taking place on Thursday, February 6 at the Delta St. John’s Hotel, will feature Rod Starr, Senior VP [&hell

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