Current Opportunities

Request for Proposals

Sydney Basin Play Fairway Analysis

(For Nova Scotia Department of Energy)

Date Issued: November 3, 2016

Submission Deadline:  December 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm AST

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is an invitation by the Province of Nova Scotia (the “Province”) on behalf of the Department of Energy to prospective proponents to submit proposals for the provision of Sydney Basin Play Fairway Analysis, as further described in the RFP particulars (Appendix D).

The Sydney Basin is scheduled to go out for a public Call for Bids by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) in April 2017.  Conducting a Play Fairway Analysis is required to identify and prioritize an enhanced program of geoscience research efforts in support and preparation for the upcoming Call for Bids.  This work will greatly improve our understanding of our offshore petroleum geology and resources giving the industry the much needed de-risking mechanism to allow the Sydney Basin to compete on the global stage of exportation opportunities.

The project will be based on the interpretation of approximately 2000 line kilometers of 2D seismic data tied to 2-4 wells, as well as gravity and magnetic data.  The scope of the project includes database preparation, description of the tectonic setting, generation of seismic time maps and depth conversion, sequence stratigraphy and gross deposition environment (GDE) mapping, 3D forward stratigraphic basin modeling, 3D petroleum system modeling, and the production of a hard copy PFA Atlas similar to those produced on behalf of the NSDoE in the past (e.g. Nova Scotia Play Fairway Analysis 2011, Laurentian Sub-basin 2014, Southwest Nova Expansion 2015, Central Scotian Slope 2016).

For more information on the RFP, please click here.

The RFP Contact shall be:

Chris Stilwell, Procurement Specialist


Please note, OERA accepts proposals under the OERA Open Proposals Program at any time throughout the year.  Information on the Open Proposal Program can be found here.

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