Viewing Abstracts will also provide a link to the individual Interest document, any related Instrument and the Land Plat. Please note, the Land Description contained in Part I of the abstract describes the original land description at the effective date of licence issuance. Any changes to the lands, representative, or ownership are noted in the abstract under "Part II Notations".
Under the Acts and Regulations the Board is required to establish and maintain a registration system which, under the direction of the Registrar, will allow for the registration and retrieval of information respecting "interests" and "instruments" as defined by the Acts.
Under the Acts an interest includes an Exploration Licence, Significant Discovery Licence and a Production Licence. Instruments include Transfers, Security Notices, Discharges of a Security Notice, Discharge of a Postponement, Postponement of a Security Notice, Postponement of an Operator's Lien and Assignment of a Security Interest. Fees respecting same can be found here: Table 1 – Rights Activities Formula Fees
Any person may, upon request and payment of the prescribed fee, inspect the Daybook (record of instruments), the Register (record of interest abstracts), and any interest or instrument registered by the Registrar. The public is also entitled to receive certified exact copies of interests, interest abstracts and instruments upon payment of a fee prescribed by the Newfoundland Offshore Area Registration Regulations. Requests for copies may be made in person or by mail to:
Office of the Registrar
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Fifth Floor, TD Place
140 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland
Tel: (709) 778-1400
Telecopier: (709) 778-1473
The Office of the Registrar will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday to Friday with the exception of statutory holidays.