Johnson Geo Cen­tre re­ceives $2.2M con­tri­bu­tion from He­bron pro­ject

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - BUSINESS -

The Johnson Geo Cen­tre re­ceived a $2.2M con­tri­bu­tion from the He­bron pro­ject in an an­nounce­ment at the ge­o­log­i­cal in­ter­pre­ta­tion fa­cil­ity on Fri­day.

The con­tri­bu­tion was made in recognition of He­bron’s first year of op­er­a­tions.

The funds will be used to up­date and ex­pand the Exxonmo­bil Oil and Gas Gallery, an ex­hibit de­signed to ed­u­cate vis­i­tors about the oil and gas in­dus­try in the prov­ince.

Planned up­grades in­clude a larger gallery space, up­dated exhibits, and the in­stal­la­tion of an in­ter­ac­tive drilling sim­u­la­tor that will pro­vide a vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence of He­bron plat­form drilling op­er­a­tions.

The up­dated gallery is ex­pected to open in 2020.

“We hope it in­spires our young peo­ple to de­velop their tal­ents and pur­sue ca­reers in the in­dus­try,” said Exxonmo­bil Canada pres­i­dent Car­man Mullins.

The funds come specif­i­cally from Exxonmo­bil Canada Prop­er­ties and the He­bron Pro­ject Em­ploy­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

The Johnson Geo Cen­tre is lo­cated on Sig­nal Hill and gets about 50,000 vis­i­tors ev­ery year.

JOE GIBBONS/THE TELE­GRAM

Car­man Mullins, pres­i­dent of Exxonmo­bil Canada Ltd., speaks at the Johnson GEO Cen­tre on Sig­nal Hill Fri­day af­ter­noon to an­nounce de­tails of a $2.2 mil­lion con­tri­bu­tion from the He­bron Pro­ject Em­ployer’s As­so­ci­a­tion to up­date and ex­pand its Exxonmo­bil Oil and Gas Gallery at the cen­tre.

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