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DateUpdate
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)
2021, Dec 22C-NLOPB Announces Results of Call for Bids in the Labrador South Region
2021, Dec 22Request for Proposal Clarification for the Provision of Audit Services
2021, Dec 21Career Opportunity! We are looking for a Purchasing Coordinator. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is January 10, 2022
2021, Dec 21In an effort to increase transparency, the C-NLOPB Industrial Benefits Quarterly Report will be posted to our website, with the Q3 2021 report, now available.
2021, Dec 20The following abstract has been updated: EL 1143
2021, Dec 14Final Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update Now Available
2021, Dec 14Notice To Potential Bidders: Call for Bids NL16-CFB03 (Labrador South Region) Closing Date Confirmed
2021, Dec 14REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BUSINESS REQUIRMENT DOCUMENT: The C-NLOPB is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the provision of a business requirement document for an integrated Finance – Human Resources software solution. The deadline for submissions is 2PM on Friday, January 14, 2022.
2021, Dec 13The C-NLOPB and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have a Memorandum of Understanding to support and promote the effective coordination and planning of activities of mutual interest. The Work Plan and Activity Report, for 2021-2022, are now available on our website.
2021, Dec 7REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR AUDIT SERVICES. The C-NLOPB is seeking proposals from qualified auditing firms for the provision of audit services. The deadline for submissions is 2PM on January 7, 2022.
2021, Dec 1The 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available
2021, Nov 26The following abstract has been updated: EL 1156
2021, Nov 22Updated Request for Proposal Clarifications for the Intranet SharePoint Project
2021, Nov 19Request for Proposal Clarifications for the Intranet SharePoint Project. The RFP closing date has been changed to Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00pm
2021, Nov 18Career Opportunity! We are looking for an Aviation Safety Advisor. This is a consulting services opportunity of up to 40 hours per month on a contractual basis. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is December 6, 2021
2021, Nov 18The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) have finalized the joint Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Guidelines. These guidelines were developed to consider the risks associated with the use of RPAS on offshore facilities in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Areas.
2021, Nov 12Request for Proposal Clarifications- Intranet SharePoint Project
2021, Oct 27Allowable Expenditure Credit Guideline and Form added to C-NLOPB website
2021, Oct 26REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR INTRANET SHAREPOINT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION: The C-NLOPB is seeking Proposals for design, development and implementation of an intranet site utilizing Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Platform. This project will be conducted in three phases and will provide an interface for the C-NLOPB’s Business Management System documentation, as well as easy access to commonly used applications such as Docusign, WebEx, HR and IT items such as the leave system and helpdesk. The deadline for submissions is 12:00p.m. NST, November 26, 2021.
2021, Oct 22The following abstract has been updated: EL 1165.
2021, Oct 19Career Opportunity! We are looking for a Corporate Services Officer. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is October 26, 2021
2021, Oct 19Charges laid against Husky Oil Operations Limited in relation to the November 2018 Spill in the White Rose Field
2021, Oct 12Career Opportunities! We are looking for a Development Geologist, Reservoir Geoscientist and Exploration Geophysicist! Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2021
2021, Oct 7The C-NLOPB has produced the following Exploration Licence Consolidation - Principles and Process document. The purpose of this document is to provide general direction and greater certainty surrounding C-NLOPB expectations for our assessment of requests for consolidation of exploration licences within the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.
2021, Oct 5C-NLOPB Launches New Data and Information Hub and Announces Updated Policy on Disclosure of Digital Data and Information
2021, Sep 29C-NLOPB Announces Planned Closing Date for Labrador South Call for Bids
2021, Sep 28C-NLOPB Announces 2021 Call for Nominations (Parcels) in Three Land Tenure Regions
2021, Sep 22The following abstracts have been updated: SDLs 208A, 1050 and 1053 and PLs 1002, 1003 and 1004.
2021, Sep 20Incident Bulletin: Injured worker on Hibernia Platform
2021, Sep 15Incident Bulletin: Near Miss on the Hebron Platform
2021, Aug 2C-NLOPB Seeks Input from Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Groups, the Public and Stakeholders on draft Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update and Invites Participants to Virtual Information Sessions
2021, Jul 29Job Opportunity! We are accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Coordinator. Deadline to apply is August 11, 2021.
2021, Jul 21REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE: The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is seeking information from organizations that supply Oil and Gas Production Accounting Software to modernize and streamline current business processes and increase efficiencies. The C-NLOPB is interested in solutions that support regulatory oversight of offshore oil and gas fields by importing production data from project operators as per reporting regulations; monitoring, trending and forecasting production based on volumetric data; tracking equipment and impacts on production; supporting emission reporting from project operators; and sharing information with industry stakeholders. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. NST, August 17, 2021.
2021, Jun 30C-NLOPB Announces Update to South Eastern Newfoundland Call for Bids Timing
2021, Jun 24We are now accepting public comments on our Draft Disclosure of Digital Data and Information Policy. Deadline to submit comments is August 23, 2021
2021, Jun 9Public comments are now being accepted on the C-NLOPB/CNSOPB draft Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Guidelines. Deadline to submit comments is July 8, 2021.
2021, May 18Newly adopted Newfoundland and Labrador – Offshore Adverse Weather Communications Protocol Code of Practice, May 2021, now available
2021, May 17Incident Bulletin: Near Miss on the Hibernia Platform
2021, May 10Cost Recovery Formula Fee tables for 2021-2022 have been updated
2021, May 6C-NLOPB Issues Administrative Monetary Penalties to Suncor Energy and Transocean Canada in Response to 2018 Unauthorized Discharge
2021, Apr 29The C-NLOPB is currently seeking comments on the draft Allowable Expenditure Credit Guideline and Application for Allowable Expenditure Credit Template. The deadline for comments is May 27, 2021.
2021, Apr 22The following Explorations Licences have been amended: EL 1144 and EL 1150
2021, Apr 12Job opportunity: We are accepting applications for the position of Financial Manager, to replace a retiring employee. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2021.
2021, Apr 8C-NLOPB Confirms 2021 Call for Bids in Labrador South Region and Announces Updates to Scheduled Land Tenure Timing
2021, Apr 8The following Explorations Licences have been amended: EL 1138, EL 1152 and EL 1155
2021, Apr 7500th Well Milestone Achieved - Blog post by Cole Abbott, Petroleum Technologist, C-NLOPB Operations Department
2021, Mar 25As a result of organizational changes within the C-NLOPB, we are seeking applications for a Safety Officer. Applications are due by April 6, 2021. Further details can be found in the Careers section of our website.
2021, Mar 8As a result of recent retirements and resulting organizational changes within the C-NLOPB, we are seeking applications for a Director of Industrial Benefits and Industrial Benefits Analyst. Applications for both positions are due by March 15, 2021. Further details can be found in the Careers section of our website.
2021, Feb 17Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Atlantic Canada Offshore Training and Qualifications Committee (TQC), working with regulators, has extended the validity of training certificates and offshore medical certificates. Trainees who require refresher training, which could not be delivered due to COVID-19 precautions, will be granted an extension to March 31st, 2021. This extension is specific to Atlantic Canada training providers and is intended to allow trainees who work in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area, time to adequately complete training in conjunction with NL Public Health COVID-19 protocols. Similarly, an individual with an expired offshore medical which could not be renewed due to COVID-19 precautions, will also be granted an extension to March 31st, 2021.
2021, Feb 17Request for Proposals: Business Analyst Services - Production Accounting Software
2021, Feb 15C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – February 15, 2021
2021, Feb 5Job Opportunity: Geoscience Student
2021, Jan 28Job Opportunity: Help Desk Lead
2021, Jan 12Media Advisory for C-NLOPB Spill Forum
2021, Jan 7News Release: Update to Petroleum Reserves and Resources arising from the Harpoon Discovery
2020, Nov 4C-NLOPB Releases Results for 2020 Call for Bids
2020, Oct 29Based on the technical data provided by the applicant, on October 28, 2020 the C-NLOPB issued a Significant Discovery Licence (SDL 1058) to Equinor Canada Ltd., based on the Harpoon O-85 exploration well. Licence Information, Maps, Shapefiles and our Schedule of Wells have been updated. The C-NLOPB’s updated Reserves and Resources Table will be made available once internal assessment is complete.
2020, Oct 15Exploration Licence 1147 has been amended
2020, Oct 8C-NLOPB Issues Notice of Non-Compliance to Husky Energy
2020, Oct 8The 2019-20 C-NLOPB Annual Report is now available
2020, Sep 17Fire on fast rescue craft onboard the M/V Siem Diamond
2020, Sep 15C-NLOPB Issues Temporary Suspension of Order Respecting Essential Employees
2020, Sep 9C-NLOPB Announces a 2020 Call for Nominations (Parcels) for the South Eastern Newfoundland and Jeanne d’Arc Regions