News Releases 2024

C-NLOPB Announces Changes to Land Tenure System and Requests Input

For Immediate Release
January 17, 2024

Following an internal strategic review, the Canada‐Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C‐NLOPB) is announcing the following amendment to its Scheduled Land Tenure System:

Timing Change for Low Activity Regions
Previously operating on a four-year cycle, a new two-year or three-year cycle will be implemented for all low activity regions with the length of a new cycle (two or three-year) determined following the close of the Call for Nominations (Area of Interest). Nominators will be provided the opportunity to submit their preferred timeframe as part of the nomination package.

Detailed information on both the two-year and three-year cycles are outlined in section 10 of the Scheduled Land Tenure Scoping Document.

Request for Feedback – Selected Low Activity Regions
In addition to the changes outlined above, the C-NLOPB is seeking input from stakeholders on selected low activity regions outlined in the following table:

Low Activity RegionScheduled Call for Bids Closing Date for Associated Sector
Labrador South (Sector NL02-LS)2025
Southern Newfoundland (Sector NL01-SN)2027
North Eastern Newfoundland (Sector NL01-NEN)2029
Western Newfoundland and LabradorCall for bids process not currently active.

Stakeholders are invited to provide the following:

  • level of interest in each region;
  • an alternative Call for Bids closing year for a sector; or
  • confirmation that the current Call for Bids closing year for a sector is preferred.

Feedback can be submitted to on or before 4:00 p.m. Newfoundland time on March 6, 2023.

Any parties interested in receiving email notifications on Scheduled Land Tenure related announcements can contact Shannon Bulger at

Media Contact:
Lesley Rideout
Director, Communications and Public Engagement
(709) 725-2900

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

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