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ExxonMobil starts production at Hebron Field, offshore Newfoundland

ExxonMobil starts production at Hebron Field, offshore Newfoundland

Project achieved over 40 million hours without a lost-time injury during construction Exxon Mobil Corporation¬†announced that the Hebron project started production safely and ahead of schedule and at its peak will produce 150,000 barrels of oil per day, according to a press release. Discovered in 1980, the Hebron field is estimated to contain more than […]

By December 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

Operators suspended after not signing safe-work permits they believed hazardous The union representing North Atlantic Refining Limited employees is calling out the provincial government for ignoring concerns reminiscent of the troubling conditions leading up to a fatal explosion at the Come By Chance refinery in 1998, according to a press release. “Our concerns over health […]

By September 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NARL Refining to layoff up to 130 workers at Canadian refinery

NARL Refining to layoff up to 130 workers at Canadian refinery

NARL Refining cuts amount to about one-third of refinery’s union labor By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) – NARL Refining notified employees Wednesday of plans to shed up to 130 jobs at its Come By Chance refinery in Newfoundland, Canada, sources said, the latest refiner along the Atlantic Coast to undergo painful belt-tightening […]

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
25.5 billion barrel West Orphan Basin development may be hobbled by low prices

25.5 billion barrel West Orphan Basin development may be hobbled by low prices

West Orphan Basin located northeast of Newfoundland By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A deepwater oilfield off the coast of eastern Canada could hold 25.5 billion barrels of crude, according to a new seismic report by the Newfoundland and Labrador government, potentially making it the country’s largest offshore resource. But the West […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
UN may require Canada to demand oil firms pay extra for far-offshore drilling

UN may require Canada to demand oil firms pay extra for far-offshore drilling

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea may force Canada to pay for far-offshore explorations By Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada may ask oil companies to contribute to the hundreds of millions of dollars or more the country has to pay to an international body if they drill far-offshore, according to an internal […]

By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →