News Releases 2017

C-NLOPB Issues Calls for Nominations for Offshore Land Parcels

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued the following Calls for Nominations (Parcels):

These Calls for Nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting parcels to be included in subsequent 2018 Calls for Bids. Detailed information on submission dates, formats and specific requirements can be found in the links above. Further information on the Scheduled Land Tenure system can be found here.

The Board’s selection of parcels is also guided by the Eastern Newfoundland Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2014, which examined the environmental effects that may be associated with a plan, program or policy proposal related to oil and gas activities. Further information on the Eastern Newfoundland SEA can be found here. Project-specific environmental assessments that focus on site-specific issues within defined boundaries must also be completed before any proposed petroleum-related activities can be undertaken.

For any lands entirely or partially beyond Canada’s 200 nautical mile zone, additional terms and conditions may be applied (e.g. through legislation, regulations, amendments to licences or otherwise) to any resulting licence from a Call for Bids in order to meet obligations arising pursuant to article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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.

Submissions are acceptable in paper or electronic format and should be clearly labeled and annotated for geographic datum. Email submissions can be sent to

Further information on the Scheduled Land Tenure system can be found here.

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

Media Contact:
Lesley Rideout
Communications Officer
(709) 778-4224
(709) 725-2900 (cell)

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

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