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DateUpdate
2022, Aug 11The following abstracts have been updated: EL 1157 and EL 1158
2022, Jul 14Career Opportunity! We are looking for a Communications Coordinator (Maternity Leave Replacement). Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is July 29, 2022
2022, Jul 7The following abstracts have been updated: EL 1150 and EL 1162
2022, Jul 5Charges Laid Against Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. in Relation to the July 17, 2019 Spill from the Hibernia Platform
2022, Jul 4Two Codes of Practice publications have been updated on our website: (1) Transportation of Employees by Vessel to or from a Workplace in the Offshore Petroleum Industry – Newfoundland and Labrador and (2) Transportation of Employees by Helicopter to or from a Workplace in the Offshore Petroleum Industry – East Coast Canada.
2022, Jun 29The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) have finalized the joint Guideline for the Occupational Health And Safety Regulations (OHS Guideline). Those working in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Areas must understand and comply with the full occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory framework that applies. Regulated entities are responsible to consult the entire OHS regulatory framework, consisting of the OHS provisions of the Accord Acts and the OHS Regulations. The OHS Guideline is intended to support regulated entities with their understanding of, and compliance with, the new OHS Regulations, and also to emphasize linkages between relevant guidance sections and the OHS provisions of the Accord Acts. Thank you to all that provided comments on the OHS Guideline during the comment period.
2022, Jun 24C-NLOPB Announces Update of Reserve Estimate for the Hibernia Field
2022, Jun 23Career Opportunity! We are looking for Legal Counsel. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is July 8, 2022
2022, May 31Slides and speaking notes from Scott Tessier’s 2022 Energy NL Conference presentation, Regulating in the Public Interest During a Global Energy Evolution, are now available.
2022, May 16C-NLOPB Identifies New Sector for Scheduled Land Tenure in the Eastern Newfoundland Region
2022, May 11C-NLOPB Announces 2022 Calls for Bids in the Eastern Newfoundland and South Eastern Newfoundland Regions
2022, Apr 26C-NLOPB Announces Update of Reserve Estimate for the North Amethyst Field
2022, Apr 25Public Comments Invited on Revised Draft Development Plan Guideline
2022, Apr 11Career Opportunity! We are looking for a Safety & Performance Metrics Coordinator. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is April 25, 2022
2022, Apr 8C-NLOPB Issues Administrative Monetary Penalty to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. in Response to August 2019 Spill
2022, Apr 8C-NLOPB Rescinds Order Respecting Essential Employees
2022, Mar 28Bilingual Services now available at the C-NLOPB, including new French website
2022, Mar 25Incident Bulletin: Near Miss on the Hibernia Platform
2022, Mar 24The public is invited to submit comments on the draft Occupational Health and Safety Guideline, jointly developed by the C-NLOPB and CNSOPB . Deadline for comments is May 6, 2022
2022, Mar 18Incident Bulletin: Near Miss on the Hibernia Platform
2022, Mar 9C-NLOPB CEO, Scott Tessier, delivers opening remarks at the 2022 Offshore Environmental Forum
2022, Feb 14C-NLOPB Reflects on the 40th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Disaster
2022, Jan 18On January 14, 2022, five ELs were relinquished by Chevron (1) and Equinor (4), as validating wells were not drilled in Period I and no drilling deposit has been filed to extend these licences by 1 year. In addition to these relinquishments, the forfeiture amount for previously relinquished EL 1136 by ExxonMobil, was recently finalized. These forfeitures total $111,499,872.51 and can be found in the updated Financial Data Respecting Exploration Licences Issued table. The forfeiture amount for the relinquished Chevron EL 1138 will be determined and available on the C-NLOPB website, once finalized in the coming months. In addition, EL 1144 was surrendered by CNOOC prior to entering Period II, having been validated with the Pelles well drilling program. The forfeiture amount will be determined following the review of the Allowable Expenditure Credit application, which is anticipated to be received in Q1 of 2022. The C-NLOPB is responsible for collecting certain fees, forfeitures and rentals. These amounts are collected and recorded by the Receiver General for Canada. Natural Resources Canada acts as a flow-through by transferring forfeiture amounts to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
2022, Jan 14C-NLOPB Issues Call For Nominations for Areas of Interest (Eastern Newfoundland)