Nova Scotia Preparing for the next "Oil & Gas Boom" Shell Canada and BP British Petroleum Invest Billions into Offshore. The time is now for Atlantic Canadians to look into getting Offshore Industry training for the future!!!

May 29, 2013

The province welcomed Shell Canada exploration vessels today (May 18th) signalling the company's renewed interest in exploring the province's offshore. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Graham Steele, on behalf of Premier Darrell Dexter, greeted seven Shell Canada 3D offshore exploration vessels, which will begin Offshore exploration surveying in the Shelburne Basin next week. The presence of Shell's state-of-the-art vessels in Nova Scotia waters demonstrates the province is firmly on the radar of the international oil and gas industry. Mr. Steele says Shell's return represents the potential of the industry. The surveys are part of Shell's one-billion-dollar exploration program and come after the province's analysis of offshore petroleum data that identified a potential of more than 120-trillion cubic feet of gas and eight-billion barrels of oil. This has led to more collaboration with Shell Canada, and a 1-billion-dollar bid by British Petroleum Exploration Canada for a seismic program in April 2014 and 2015.