“An official with Equinor says the company’s goal of becoming a producing operator in Newfoundland’s offshore “has not wavered,” with efforts to develop the much-hyped and “world class” Bay du Nord field at a critical stage.

The Norwegian company and its Canadian partner, Husky Energy, want to open the Flemish Pass to oil production, and are working hard to overcome the challenge of doing so in a safe and cost-effective way, Jim Beresford said Thursday.”