Project-Based Environmental Assessments

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) undertakes an Environmental Assessment (EA) of petroleum exploration and production works or activities proposed for the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area for which an EA, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 (CEAA 2012) is not required. EAs required by the C-NLOPB are referred to as Accord Act EAs.

Accord Act EAs and their associated documentation, as well as EAs conducted under CEAA 2012 are available on this website. It lists documents available to the public that pertain to the EA process. The “Active” and “Completed” columns list EAs that are ongoing or have been recently completed. Each project found below links to a list of documents related to the EA. Information from the “Archived” column can be obtained by sending a request to the Board’s Information Resources Department. All documents listed are available to the public. For more information or to obtain copies of any of the documents listed, please send a request to information@cnlopb.ca.

Designated Projects under CEAA 2012, are managed by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEA Agency). Comments on Designated Projects should be sent to the CEA Agency. Details on these projects may be found here: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/index-eng.cfm.


Active

OperatorProjectCEAR #Status
Chevron Canada LimitedChevron Canada Limited West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project 2021-203080161Ongoing
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.ExxonMobil Canada Limited Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project 2020-202980158Ongoing
Equinor Canada Ltd.Equinor Bay du Nord Development Project80154Ongoing
BP Canada Energy GroupBP Canada Energy Group ULC Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Program, 2017-202680147Ongoing
Chevron Canada LimitedCapelin 3D Seismic Survey of EL 1138 Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador (2018-2021)Ongoing
Nexen EnergyNexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project 2018-202880117Ongoing
Nexen EnergyNexen Energy ULC Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Seismic Program, 2018-2027Ongoing
MKIMultiklient Invest AS Labrador Offshore Seismic Program, 2018-2023Ongoing
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.ExxonMobil Canada Limited Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project 2018-203080132Ongoing
Husky Oil Operations Ltd.Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project 2018-202580130Ongoing
Equinor Canada Ltd. (formerly known as Statoil Canada Ltd.)Equinor Canada Ltd. (Statoil Canada Ltd.) Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project 2018-202880129Ongoing
Polarcus UK Ltd.Polarcus UK Ltd. Eastern Newfoundland Offshore 2D, 3D and 4D Seismic Program, 2016 to 2022Ongoing
Black Spruce Exploration Corp. and Shoal Point Energy Ltd.Black Spruce Exploration Corp. and Shoal Point Energy Ltd. Western Newfoundland Drilling Program, 2013 to 2019Ongoing
Corridor Resources Inc.Corridor Resources Inc. Drilling of an Exploration Well on the Old Harry Prospect – EL 1153 (previously EL 1105)11-01-60633Ongoing

Completed

OperatorProjectCEAR #Status
MKIMultiklient Invest AS Newfoundland Offshore Seismic Program, 2018-2023Completed and 2018 EA Update Received
Electromagnetic Geoservices Canada, Inc.Electromagnetic Geoservices Canada, Inc., Western Newfoundland Controlled Source Electromagnetic Survey, 2017Completed
Fugro GeoSurveysFugro GeoSurveys Offshore Seafloor and Seep Sampling Program, 2017-2027Amended and 2018 EA Update Received
Seitel'sSeitel’s East Coast Offshore 2D 3D 4D Seismic Program 2016-2025Completed
CGGCGG Services (Canada) Inc. Newfoundland Offshore 2D 3D 4D Seismic Program 2016-2025Completed
ExxonMobilExxonMobil Canada Eastern NL Geophysical Program 2015-20242018 EA Update Received
WesternGecoWesternGeco Canada Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Seismic Program, 2015 to 2024Undergoing Amendment
WesternGecoWesternGeco Canada Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Seismic Program, 2015 to 2024Undergoing Amendment
GX Technology Canada Ltd.GX Technology Canada Ltd. 2D Seismic, Gravity and Magnetic Survey for the Labrador Shelf Area, 2013 to 2018Amended
Suncor Energy IncSuncor Energy’s Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Area 2D/3D/4D Seismic Program, 2014-2024Completed
Bridgeporth Ltd.Bridgeporth Holdings Ltd. and JEBCO Seismic Company North Flemish Pass Gravity Survey, 2015 to 2019Completed
MG3MG3 (Survey) UK Limited Offshore Labrador Geochemical and Seabed Sampling Program 2015-20242016 EA Update received
Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd.Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. 2D/3D/4D Seismic Projects for the Hibernia Oil and Gas Production Field, 2013 to Remaining Life of FieldAmendment Withdrawn
GXTGX Technology Canada Ltd. GrandSPAN Marine 2d Seismic Gravity and Magnetic Survey 2014-2018Amended and 2018 EA Update Received
TGS NOPECTGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA and Multi Klient Invest AS Offshore Labrador Seafloor and Seabed Sampling Program, Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area, 2014-2019Undergoing Amendment
MKIMulti Klient Invest AS Labrador Sea Seismic Program, 2014 to 20182017 EA Update Received
MKIMKI Southern Grand Banks Seismic 2014-2018Revised 2017 EA Update Received
EMGSElectromagnetic Geoservices Canada, Inc. (EMGS) Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) Survey 2014-2018Amended
Husky Oil Operations LimitedHusky Oil Operations Limited White Rose Extension Project12-01-68249Completed
Ptarmigan Energy Inc.Ptarmigan Energy Inc. Geophysical Program for Anticosti Basin Offshore Western Newfoundland and Labrador EL 1120; EL 1128 and EL 1127, 2012-202112-01-67282Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Jeanne d’Arc Basin / Flemish Pass Regional Seismic Program, 2012-202011-01-653022017 EA Update Received
Equinor Canada Ltd. (formerly known as Statoil Canada Ltd.)Equinor Canada Ltd. (formerly known as Statoil Canada Ltd.) 2011-2019 Jeanne d’Arc and North Ridge/Flemish Pass Basin Geophysical Program11-01-604112018 EA Update Received
Corridor ResourcesCorridor Resources Old Harry Field Geohazard Survey Program10-01-53529Completed
ExxonMobil Canada PropertiesExxonMobil Canada Properties Hebron Development Project09-03-46144Amended
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Sydney Basin Seismic Program09-01-49518Completed
HMDCHibernia Drill Centres Construction and Operations Program08-01-422792018 EA Update Received
Equinor Canada Ltd. (formerly known as Statoil Canada Ltd.)Exploration/Appraisal/Delineation Drilling Program07-01-320832018 EA Update Received
Husky EnergyJeanne d’Arc Delineation Exploration Drilling Program07-01-28877Amended-2018 EA Update Received
PDI Productions Inc.PDI Port au Port Drilling07-01-27358Completed
Petro-CanadaTerra Nova VSP Program06-01-18277Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Drill Centre Construction Installation and Operation Program06-01-174102017 EA Update Received

Archived

OperatorProjectCEAR #Status
Multi Klient Invest ASMulti Klient Invest AS Northeast Newfoundland Slope Seismic Program, 2012-201711-01-65425Amended and Revised EA Update Received
Chevron Canada ResourcesChevron Northern Grand Banks Regional Seismic Program11-01-59815Completed
InvestCan Energy CorporationInvestCan Energy Labrador Seismic Program09-01-51352Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Labrador Shelf Seismic Program09-01-45746Completed
Petro-CanadaPetro-Canada Jeanne d’Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Program08-01-42400Completed
StatoilHydro Canada E&P Inc.Jeanne d’Arc Basin 2008-2016 Seismic Survey Program07-01-32084Completed
PDI Productions Inc.PDI Port au Port 3D Transition Seismic07-01-35915Completed
ExxonMobil Canada PropertiesExxonMobil Hebron Field Geohazard Survey Program09-01-51747Completed
ARKeX Ltd.ARKeX Ltd. and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA Labrador Sea Gravity Gradient Survey, 2014 to 2018Withdrawn
ARKeX Ltd.ARKeX Ltd. North Flemish Pass Gravity Gradient Survey, 2013 to 2017Withdrawn
Nalcor Energy OilNalcor Energy Oil and Gas Geochemical Data Acquisition and Seabed Sampling Survey, Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area, 2013-2018Withdrawn
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.ExxonMobil Canada Properties Geotechnical ProgramWithdrawn
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.Orphan Basin Controlled Source Electromagnetic SurveyCompleted
Western Geco CanadaWestern Geco Canada Jeanne d’Arc Basin Seismic Program, 2012-201511-01-65320Withdrawn
MKIMKI 2011-2013 Offshore Labrador 2D Seismic Program11-01-59997Completed
Chevron Canada ResourcesChevron Labrador Seismic Program09-01-50533Completed
ConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips 3D and 2D Seismic Program Laurentian Subbasin09-01-50233Withdrawn
C-NLOPBC-NLOPB Core Storage & Research Centre Building Expansion09-01-49976Completed
Deer Lake Oil and Gas IncDeer Lake Oil and Gas Western NL 2D Seismic09-01-47837Withdrawn
Geophysical Service Inc.Offshore Western Newfoundland 2008-2015 Seismic Survey Program07-01-33771Completed
Tekoil & Gas Corporation / Ptarmigan Resources Ltd.Little Port Onshore to Offshore Drilling Program07-01-27609Withdrawn
PDI Productions Inc.PDI Port au Port Seismic07-01-26769Withdrawn
GSIGSI Labrador Shelf 2D Seismic Program07-01-26768Completed
GSIGSI 2006 Labrador Shelf 2D Seismic Program06-01-18458Completed
TGS NOPECLabrador Shelf 2D Seismic Program06-01-17776Completed
Petro-CanadaPetro-Canada Jeanne d’Arc Basin 3D Seismic Program06-01-17492Completed
Norsk HydroNorsk Hydro Exploration Drilling Program06-01-17412Completed
Norsk HydroNorsk Hydro Wellsite Survey06-01-17411Completed
ConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips Laurentian Subbasin Exploratory Drilling Program05-01-16537Completed
Tekoil & Gas CorporationPort au Port Seismic Program05-01-16258Completed
Petro-CanadaPetro-Canada Terra Nova Geohazard Survey Program05-01-10169Completed
HMDCHibernia Geohazard Survey Program05-01-9936Completed
Husky EnergyLewis Hill Geohazard Survey05-01-9359Completed
GSIGeophysical Service Incorporated Labrador Shelf 2D Seismic Program 200505-01-9159Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Jeanne d’Arc Basin Exploratory/Delineation Drilling Program05-01-9005Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy Jeanne d’Arc Basin Seismic Program05-01-8783Completed
Chevron Canada ResourcesOrphan Basin Exploratory Drilling Progam04-03-7972Completed
ConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips Laurentian Subbasin 3D Seismic Program 200504-01-8474Completed
Husky EnergyHusky Energy – Jeanne d’Arc Basin Wellsite Survey04-01-5229Completed
Ptarmigan Resources LimitedPtarmigan Resources Limited – West Coast 2D/3D Seismic Program04-01-4562Withdrawn
TGS-NOPECTGS-NOPEC Labrador Shelf 2D Seismic Program04-01-1564Withdrawn