The OERA, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines, is seeking proposals from service companies, academic groups, or collaborative combinations thereof to provide fundamental advances and insights on the general geological factors that impact Nova Scotia’s offshore petroleum resources through a reassessment of basic basin-forming and petroleum system-forming constraints and processes.
PaGeo2 projects will address the basic boundary conditions for basin formation and petroleum system evolution in offshore Nova Scotia. Proposals should emphasize how increased rigour, increased breadth, increased focus, or increased innovation have the potential to significantly advance the analysis of Nova Scotia’s offshore hydrocarbon potential beyond that available in present models. PaGeo2 timelines are longer (up to 30 months) in order to advance knowledge on topics impactful for industry’s re-evaluation of Nova Scotia’s offshore potential in the mid-term to long term. Projects targeted in this RFP will inform a new integrated view of the petroleum potential of offshore Nova Scotia to be synthesized upon completion of the separately funded projects in several years time.
This RFP was released on May 21, 2020 and will close on August 28, 2020 at 4 pm Atlantic Daylight Time.