News Releases 2021

Notice To Potential Bidders

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2021

Call for Bids NL16-CFB03 (Labrador South Region) Closing Date Confirmed

The Board has now completed the Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update (Labrador SEA Update). As a result, the previously announced closing date for Call for Bids NL16-CFB03 of December 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. NST, has been confirmed.

There will be no changes to the terms or conditions of the sample licences as provided in the Call for Bids.

The Labrador SEA Update featured extensive and valued engagement from Indigenous Groups, governments and stakeholders and was required to be completed prior to the close of this Call for Bids. The C-NLOPB would like to thank the Labrador SEA Update Working Group, co-chaired by the C-NLOPB and the Nunatsiavut Government, for their dedication and collaboration during this multi-year effort. For the information of potential bidders, there are no substantive changes to potential restrictions and mitigations in the final version of the Labrador SEA Update, compared to the consultation draft of the Labrador SEA Update that potential bidders would have seen in August 2021.

The December 22, 2021 closing date also required approval by the federal and provincial governments to shorten the previously planned 120 day period, between the completion of the Labrador SEA Update and the close of the Call for Bids. This fundamental decision has been approved by both governments.

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

Media Contact:
Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead

Stakeholder Contact:
Stephanie Johnson, P.Geo
Director, Offshore and Information Resources
(709) 778-4246

News Releases 2021

2021, Dec 22C-NLOPB Announces Results of Call for Bids in the Labrador South Region
2021, Dec 14Final Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update Now Available
2021, Dec 14Notice To Potential Bidders
2021, Oct 19Charges laid against Husky Oil Operations Limited in relation to the November 2018 Spill in the White Rose Field
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, 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, Jun 30C-NLOPB Announces Update to South Eastern Newfoundland Call for Bids Timing
2021, May 6C-NLOPB Issues Administrative Monetary Penalties to Suncor Energy and Transocean Canada in Response to 2018 Unauthorized Discharge
2021, Apr 8C-NLOPB Confirms 2021 Call for Bids in Labrador South Region and Announces Updates to Scheduled Land Tenure Timing
2021, Feb 15C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – February 15, 2021
2021, Jan 12Media Advisory for C-NLOPB Spill Forum
2021, Jan 7Update to Petroleum Reserves and Resources arising from the Harpoon Discovery