Leading collaborative petroleum and renewable energy research.

Promoting technical innovation. Building knowledge and capacity.

Highly Qualified Personnel
Research Projects

OERA is an independent, not-for-profit organization. We facilitate and fund collaborative petroleum and renewable energy research and development. It's our goal to enable sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s energy resources.

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We facilitate research initiatives by creating made-to-order teams of experts and maximizing funding.

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We foster research and development related to petroleum and renewable energy resources and their interaction with the natural and social environment.



Request for Proposals

RFP - An assessment of geothermal resources in onshore Nova Scotia Part 1: Setting the stage, demonstrating value, and identifying next steps

Call released March 13th, 2020

Applications due May 1st, 2020 5:00PM ADT

Request for Proposals

RFP - Valuation Method for Electric Ancillary Services

Call released March 11th, 2020

Applications due April 8th, 2020 5:00PM ADT

Request for Proposals

RFP - Automation of Data Processing: Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Instruments

Call released March 6th, 2020

Applications due March 27th, 2020 5:00PM ADT

Request for Proposals

CLOSED - Request for Proposals - "Paleogeographic reconstruction and source rock de-risking, offshore Nova Scotia"

Call released November 26th, 2019

Applications due January 13th, 2020 5:00PM AST