November 29, 2017
Newfoundland and Labrador Ranked as the Most Attractive Canadian Province for Oil and Gas Investment and Fourth Worldwide
Newfoundland and Labrador ranks as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for oil and gas investment and fourth globally out of 97 jurisdictions in the annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released by the Fraser Institute.
Continued investment in oil and natural gas exploration and development is critical to the provincial economy. Work is also continuing with the Oil and Gas Industry Development Council, chaired by the Minister of Natural Resources, which is integral to creating conditions for increased offshore exploration and development, ensuring certainty and maintaining an attractive and stable business environment for operators and investors.
Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador is considered one of the best frontier regions in the world today with over 20 basins, significant new basin areas, and now over 650 leads and prospects defined as a result of ongoing seismic work. There have been seven new entrants offshore since the Call for Bids in November 2015. Currently there are over $2.5 billion in work commitments in exploration and with Hebron producing first oil this week, there are now four producing projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s score improved this year, increasing its overall ranking from 25th (of 96) in 2016 to fourth (of 97) in 2017.
Quote “Our government is positioning Newfoundland and Labrador globally as a preferred location for oil and gas development – an approach that is obviously working based on this ranking. That the Fraser Institute has reported that Newfoundland and Labrador is the most attractive Canadian province for oil and gas investment, and ranks fourth worldwide out of 97 jurisdictions, is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone who is involved in this dynamic industry.” Honourable Siobhan Coady Minister of Natural Resources
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Fraser Institute - 2017 Global Petroleum Survey www.fraserinstitute.org
Chrysta Collins Natural Resources 709-729-5777, 690-4436 firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 11 29 2:40 p.m.