Wes Reid

Wes Reid is a contributor to JWN publications. 


Orphan Basin resource assessment expected to spur activity despite downturn

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:43 AM MDT

Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador could experience a major increase in hydrocarbon exploration and development following the late August resource assessment…

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​Corridor Resources faces an uphill battle to drill at Old Harry offshore Newfoundland

Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:42 AM MDT

Five years of escalating frustrations with the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has the small but aggressive Halifax-based…

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Hebron consortium makes final supply chain compensation payment to Newfoundland government

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 7:42 AM MDT

The ExxonMobil-led consortium developing the Hebron-Ben Nevis oilfield has made its last installment on the $150 million it owed Newfoundland…

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“Nobody feels safe anymore” after two decades of dependable employment with Hibernia fizzles out

Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:37 AM MDT

A possible loophole in the Atlantic Accord has left about 500 Hibernia workers feeling insecure as the offshore oilfield’s 16…

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What Statoil’s new Flemish Pass discoveries show us about offshore drilling and the regulatory process

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 7:25 AM MDT

Statoil’s recently completed exploration program off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador may have decreased its estimation of recoverable resources,…

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Still waiting for conclusions about fracking in Newfoundland and Labrador

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:15 AM MDT

Another Newfoundland and Labrador government-sanctioned report, another lack of consensus. In May, a provincially appointed independent body called the Hydraulic…

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​Newfoundland offshore fabricator could be out of work until after 2020

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:09 AM MDT

Burin Peninsula residents are shocked and upset to hear that Kiewit Offshore Services has no projects planned for its fabrication…

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Newfoundland and Labrador offshore fabricators face a steep drop off in work as Hebron prepares to go live

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 1:06 PM MDT

Every weekday evening, a meandering stream of headlights light the way for hundreds of homeward-bound pickup trucks rumbling toward the…

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Hibernia upgrades help Newfoundland push through oil price collapse

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:28 PM MST

Canada’s petro-provinces may be on the ropes, but Newfoundland and Labrador Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady says the Rock will…

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