Geoscience Studies and Reports

OilCo is working with global leading partners on strategic studies and projects to evaluate Newfoundland and Labradors frontier slope and deepwater basins for undiscovered oil and gas potential. Below is a list of Studies and Reports prepared for the 2016 License Round.

Publically Available Geoscience Reports

Pore Pressure Analysis

The regional pore pressure study consists of a comprehensive regional pressure analysis of offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The study area spans from the northern tip of Labrador to the Flemish Pass Basin, and includes all basins in the area of interest including the Saglek, Hopedale, Chidley, Hawke, and Orphan as well as the slope and deepwater equivalents

Rock Physics

In 2014, Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas (now OilCo), in partnership with Ikon Science, initiated a regional rock physics study to better understand lithologic properties and corresponding seismic amplitude (AVO) anomalies within the Orphan Basin, Flemish Pass and along the Labrador Margin. The Trend Summary Interim Report and Final Report are available for download.

Drilling Performance Metrics

In August 2016, Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas (now OilCo) released the results of a drilling metrics study it had undertaken with industry consulting firm NSB Energy out of St. John’s. This report provides a summary of well data and drilling metrics obtained for 112 of the 167 exploration wells that have been drilled offshore Newfoundland and Labrador since 1966.

Regulatory Offshore Database

Released Geoscience Studies and Data

The C-NLOPB is the regulator for the offshore in Newfoundland and Labrador and they are responsible for the public repository of data. The C-NLOPB has built a knowledge base of information for the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore area. To obtain this information, including well reports, logs, regional reports, etc, please contact the C-NLOPB.