Past Webinars and Events

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OERA Webinar Series

Oil & Gas 101

July 23, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

Nova Scotia has a long history of Oil and Gas production; from the first recorded oil well drilled by Lake Ainslie Oil and Salt Company in 1869, to the recently decommissioned Sable Offshore Energy Project. But what does it all mean? How does a company explore for oil and gas, and more importantly, how are these hydrocarbons even formed? This presentation will provide an overview of petroleum geology, drawing on examples from our own backyard.

OERA Webinar Series

Are there Active Petroleum Systems in the Central North Atlantic, deep water offshore Nova Scotia and Morocco?

June 25, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

To date, there have only been minor petroleum discoveries in the deep water central Atlantic between the conjugate margins of Nova Scotia and Morocco. The presence of potential source rock intervals which contain sufficient organic matter of the right type to generate economic quantities of petroleum has been identified as the major exploration risk in this area.

OERA Online Exchange

Energy Transition: What’s the role of innovation in the shift to a greener economy?

June 22, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ADT

We discussed “Energy Transition: What’s the role of innovation in the shift to a greener economy?” Fostering innovation is expected to contribute to sustainable economic development with better environmental outcomes. But how will the economic fallout of the pandemic affect the speed of energy industry innovation? Should we use recovery funds to invest in innovation, given that it takes time and for every success there are several failures? Or should recovery funds instead to go to sure bets and immediate needs?  Who should take the innovation risk?

OERA Webinar Series

Development of Acoustic Doppler Aquatic Animal Monitoring (ADAAM) for application to marine life movement in high-energy tidal channels

May 21, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) are a standard tool used for measuring ocean currents.

OERA Online Exchange

How will COVID-19 change our energy future: A perspective on what’s next for oil & gas

May 6, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ADT

Special guest Dr. Brad Hayes joined us for the May 6 OERA Online Exchange on "How will COVID-19 change our energy future: A perspective on what’s next for oil & gas". Brad is the President, Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.; Adjunct Professor - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta; and Director, Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources.

See what Brad said on Online Exchange recording below.

OERA Webinar Series

Lower Jurassic Source Rocks in Relation to the North Atlantic

April 23, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

In the absence of definitive, direct evidence for a Liassic (i.e. Lower Jurassic) petroleum system offshore Nova Scotia, information is required on source rock analogs around the greater North Atlantic region. It is important to document which areas were favorable for the accumulation of organic rich sediments across the various stages of the Lias, and consider how local and global earth system controls facilitated that process. Data on organic rich sediments has been compiled from basins around the world.

OERA Online Exchange

How will COVID-19 change our energy future? Perspectives on challenges and opportunities for renewables

April 22, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ADT

Special guest Julia Attwood, Head of Advanced Materials, Bloomberg NEF joined us for the April 22 OERA Online Exchange "How will COVID-19 change our energy future? Perspectives on challenges and opportunities for renewables ".

See what Julia said on Online Exchange recording below.

OERA Online Exchange

How will COVID-19 change our energy future: A perspective on GHG emissions and climate change

April 8, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ADT

We're excited that two special guests will joined us for the April 8 OERA Online Exchange "How will COVID-19 change our energy future: A perspective on GHG emissions and climate change":

OERA Online Exchange

OERA Online Exchange - What are you changing about your work as a result of COVID-19?

March 25, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ADT

Join us for the OERA Online Exchange, taking place on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4 PM AST.

As part of these virtual events, we’ll be hosting a different group discussion each week. On March 25, we’ll be talking about What are you changing about your work as a result of COVID-19?

The OERA Online Exchange is open to all. We’re looking forward to staying connected and maybe even encouraging some new collaboration among our partners, colleagues and friends from academia, government, industry and beyond.

OERA Webinar Series

Updates in The Pathway: A program towards regulatory certainty for instream tidal energy projects

March 19, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

Join in this month's webinar to learn the latest updates in The Pathway Program: A program for regulatory certainty for instream tidal energy projects. 

A technology development program that actively engages project developer, regulators and supporting SME’s to define an approved monitoring solution that will: