Online Application Captures Insights from Newfoundland and Labrador’s Offshore

By June 27, 2017News

Nalcor Energy Exploration Strategy System (NESS) brings together multiple sources of information into one location

June 27, 2017, St. John’s, NL – Nalcor Energy has launched the latest version of its Nalcor Energy Exploration Strategy System (NESS). This state-of-the-art, web-based application is the first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador and is available to industry, academic institutions and the general public at no cost, allowing multiple audiences to conveniently explore vast amounts of information on the province’s offshore.

“We’re taking a systematic and scientific approach to evaluating Newfoundland and Labrador’s frontier basins,” said Jim Keating, Executive Vice-President, Offshore Development and Corporate Services. “This proprietary system ensures key basin information is made readily available to industry to help inform key engineering, development and operation decisions and attract further investment.”

NESS captures information from multiple sources, studies and reports and unites it all within an interactive map enabling users to display, filter and analyze a vast array of data and information in one location. The diversity of information provides the user with a comprehensive look into the key elements that are relevant to exploration and development activities offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The application offers easily accessible data for important exploration considerations such as historical metocean conditions, well and rock evaluation data, and reports on oil and gas resource potential,” added Dr. Richard Wright, Exploration Manager, Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas. “The integrated nature of NESS allows global explorers to transform large amounts of data on our offshore into actionable intelligence to help inform future exploration investments.”

Nalcor Energy has developed NESS in partnership with ICI Innovations, a Newfoundland and Labrador company who provides geospatial data intelligence solutions for industry in North America, South America and Europe.

The application is available on all devices by visiting,

Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas is leading the exploration of the province’s frontier and deepwater basins by making investments in new geoscience data and analysis to evaluate Newfoundland and Labrador’s undiscovered oil and gas resource potential. Nalcor is also a working interest partner in three offshore developments: the Hebron oil field, the White Rose Growth Project and the Hibernia Southern Extension.


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