Research facilitation and management for Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore industry

Socio-Economic Benefits from Oil Industry Activity in 2000

Lead PI: Dr. Mark Shimpton
Subject Category: Other

Start Date: Jul 2002
End Date: Jul 2003
Institution / Organization: CRS

As offshore activity continues to grow in Atlantic Canada, many impacts are being spread throughout the economy in ways that are not always obvious.  Measuring the economic impacts on citizens and companies in Newfoundland and Labrador is exactly what Mark Shrimpton of Community Resource Limited has managed to accomplish through this project. 

This research project replicated and expanded on the study of the “Socio-Economic Benefits from Hibernia Operations”, completed in 1998, to include all the major operators.  The report provides a clear understanding of the large scale and long term nature of the effects of offshore production activity, as well as the wide range of benefits and beneficiaries through revising and updating the infrastructure analysis through interviews and key stakeholder participation with industry and government.

Mr. Shrimpton continues to build on a series of reports that study how major Oil and Gas operators are helping to transform the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador and how its citizens and companies have developed new capabilities to make themselves competitive in the oil and gas industry.


  • Final Report [PDF]

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