News Releases 2017

Scheduled Land Tenure Announcement: South Eastern Newfoundland Region Sector Identification

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2017

Under its scheduled land tenure system, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has identified Sector NL02-SEN in the South Eastern Newfoundland Region.

Sector NL02-SEN is described in the attached map and legal description.

Sectors are identified at the beginning of the land tenure process so that industry and other stakeholders will have an anticipated call for bids area with a longer lead schedule, allowing additional time for exploration assessment, environmental and other considerations. This Sector is planned to be made available for licencing in a 2020 Call for Bids, pending Board approval and Ministerial ratification of the required Fundamental Decisions. Any successful bidders would be awarded licences in early 2022.

This Sector was included in the 2014 Eastern Newfoundland Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). An SEA examines environmental effects that may be associated with a plan, program or policy proposal and allows for the incorporation of environmental considerations at the earliest stages of program planning. SEA considers a relatively large ecological setting and includes consultation with a wide array of stakeholders. A project-specific environmental assessment later focuses on site-specific issues that must be addressed in order for petroleum related activity to be undertaken within a licence area.

Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB will not approve any offshore petroleum related activity until an Operator demonstrates that it has met all legislative and regulatory requirements and has reduced risks to levels that are as low as reasonably practicable.

Further detailed information about scheduled land tenure is available here.

Any parties interested in receiving email notifications on Scheduled Land Tenure related announcements can contact Stephanie Stack at

Media and Public Contact:
Sean Kelly M.A., APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418
(709) 689-0713 (cell)

Petroleum Industry Contact:
Stephanie Johnson, P.Geo
Director of Exploration and Information Resources (Acting)
(709) 778-4246

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