APRIL 27-28, 2015




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NEIAís Oil Industry and the Environment Seminar, is taking place on April 27-28, 2015 at the Delta Hotel in St. Johnís, Newfoundland and Labrador.

NEIA (www.neia.org) is a not-for-profit association of businesses which focuses on the growth and development of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. In pursuit of this objective, we aim to drive the innovative capacity and productivity of our local industries as they relate to environmental protection, mitigation, or monitoring.

The oil and gas industry is an important contributor to our provinceís economy, and thus an area of significant opportunity for environmental sector growth. Our NOTES 2015 conference will provide an opportunity for persons involved in all aspects of Newfoundland and Labradorís oil and gas industry to share information, insights, and experience; showcase the innovative and effective solutions being applied in the region today; and discover exciting research underway locally that has the potential to be practically applied.

NOTES 2015 is a solutions-focused event with the intent to contribute to the increased efficiency and sustainability of the industry. With Hon. Preston Manning as its keynote speaker, the conference features presentations and discussion on themes ranging from environmental modelling and monitoring to the development and application of new technologies.

Presentation Themes of Interest

The following themes have been identified as subjects of interest for the NOTES 2015 conference, as they relate to the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Development and application of new environmental technologies

  • Public and stakeholder consultation

  • Environmental modelling and monitoring

  • Environmental conditions and their influence on planning, design and conduct of oil and gas activities

  • Environmental regulatory processes

  • Planning and conducting environmental fieldwork, particularly in challenging environments

  • Environmental issues and their mitigation / management

  • Socioeconomic effects and benefits planning

Full Conference Sessions

Proposals for full conference sessions that would be of interest and importance to the oil and gas industry are also welcome. With your submission, in addition to the title of the session and a 250-word (approx) summary of the session proposed, please include a list of presenters, their affiliations and the titles of their presentations.

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts

Each presentation at NOTES 2015 will relate strongly to one of the conference themes outlined above. Please include with your submission:
  • Title and type of presentation proposed
  • 250-word (approx) summary of presentation proposed
  • Presenterís name and brief biographical statement
Abstracts, or questions about the conference, can be submitted via email to Kieran Hanley at kieran@neia.org.

Abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of relevance to the conference themes and the significance of the content to the NOTES 2015 audience.


The deadline for submitting an abstract is January 22, 2015. Submitters will be notified shortly thereafter if their abstract is accepted for NOTES 2015.