Canadian oil and gas associations to produce joint bulletinPublications // November 7, 2003
NOIA (Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association) and OTANS (Offshore/Onshore Technology Association of Nova Scotia) have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to produce one joint Daily Bulletin.
"NOIA is pleased to have reached an agreement on this very important initiative with OTANS", says NOIA's President and CEO, Leslie Galway. "This is an excellent example of how the two industry associations are doing their part in working toward achievingregional cooperation while better serving our members and our industry. Truly, the global oil and gas industry sees East Coast Canada as one region. For that reason, it is continually important for our two provinces to cooperate for the growth and development of our industry, in the region as a whole."
"It simply makes sense for us to work closely with NOIA on issues of concern to our members", says Paul McEachern, Managing Director of OTANS. "Eliminating some of the duplication means both associations can focus our resources on helping the local industry to develop."
Each association currently publishes Daily Bulletins, to keep their respective members informed on the latest industry news, important business opportunities, association events and general information that would be of interest to the oil and gas industry.
Said Galway: "With the new agreement, the two associations will be creating one joint bulletin for the members of both associations. Both associations will contribute to the content while the layout and distribution will be handled through the offices ofNOIA, in St. John's, Newfoundland. The expected date for the launch of the new joint bulletin is November 12, 2003."
"Both NOIA and OTANS understand that by cooperating we can offer our members better quality industry information, adds McEachern. "Local companies rely on that information for opportunities to find work and make connections in the industry."