Public lecture to talk about how reserves/reports in the NL offshore are communicated to the public

Nov 8th, 2018

By Jackey Locke

Jeff O'Keefe
Public lecture to talk about how reserves/reports in the NL offshore are communicated to the public

On Thursday, Nov. 22, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will host a public lecture on how reserves/reports in the NL offshore are communicated to the public.

Presenter Jeff O’Keefe, director of resource management and chief conservation officer for the C-NLOPB, will share how the C-NLOPB fulfills its mandate and reports this information publicly.

Public disclosure regarding natural resources is an important part of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board’s (C-NLOPB’s) mandate when talking about the development of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. Professional engineers and geoscientists of the C-NLOPB provide resource reports and estimates, which include characteristics, geometry, quantity and quality, to the public.

As a regulator in the Can-NL offshore area, the C-NLOPB represents the public interest in the stewardship of petroleum resources and strives to provide a stable, efficient and impartial regulatory regime for operators who invest in the development of these resources. The C-NLOPB’s Resource Management Department is tasked with those objectives as well as communication to industry, governments and the public.

Mr. O’Keefe is responsible for the administration of resource management, waste and environmental aspects of the Atlantic Accord Act and regulations in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area.

The lecture takes place on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in EN2006, S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building on Memorial University's St. John's campus. Free parking in lot 60. Reception to follow. Everyone welcome.

Speaking of Engineering is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000