News Releases 2022

C-NLOPB Announces 2022 Call for Nominations (Parcels) in the Jeanne d’Arc Region

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2022

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL22-CFN02 in the Jeanne d’Arc Region. The petroleum industry response to the Call for Nominations will help to inform the C-NLOPB’s decision on whether to proceed with a Call for Bids in the Jeanne d’Arc Region in 2023 and if so, which parcels would be offered.

The C-NLOPB recognizes that the Jeanne d’Arc Region includes a number of important areas for fish harvesters who fish crab and other species. The C-NLOPB fully appreciates the importance of both the fisheries and petroleum sectors and will also continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), other federal and provincial agencies and other stakeholders throughout the land tenure process.

If it proceeds, a Call for Bids in the Jeanne d’Arc Region would be announced in Spring 2023 and close in November 2023, pending Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial Ministers. Any successful bidders would be awarded licences in early 2024.

Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB supports action by the federal and provincial governments to address climate change and protect notable marine areas, working closely with governments and others in this regard. Emissions-related considerations will be assessed as part of the regulatory review process should companies propose specific plans.

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.

Nomination submissions or comments regarding the Call for Nominations are acceptable in paper or electronic format. All submissions should be clearly labeled and submitted on or before November 9, 2022. Email submissions can be sent to information@cnlopb.ca.

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 Shannon Bulger at sbulger@cnlopb.ca.

 

Media Contact: 

Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
(709) 725-2900
lrideout@cnlopb.ca


News Releases 2022

DateUpdate
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2022, Sep 20C-NLOPB Announces 2022 Call for Nominations (Parcels) in the Jeanne d’Arc Region
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2022, Jun 24C-NLOPB Announces Update of Reserve Estimate for the Hibernia Field
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 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, Feb 14C-NLOPB Reflects on the 40th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Disaster
2022, Jan 14C-NLOPB Issues Call for Nominations for Areas of Interest (Eastern Newfoundland)