As a part of our development and operation of the Deep Panuke offshore natural gas project we are committed to funding the advancement of education, training, research and development in relation to offshore petroleum resource activities in Nova Scotia. These funds are administered by Encana as directed by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).
Encana supports research projects under themes and topics relevant to offshore oil and gas development. To be eligible for funding, among other requirements, research activities must take place in Nova Scotia.
Support has been provided to fund four calls for proposals, with the final call focusing on topics related to the environment. The final Call Notice was launched in November 2012 with awards granted in the spring of 2013. The successful proposals were:
The three earlier calls explored topics in offshore geosciences, offshore safety and risk and engineering.