News Releases 2021

C-NLOPB Announces 2021 Call for Nominations (Parcels) in Three Land Tenure Regions

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2021

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN01 in the Eastern Newfoundland Region (Sector NL05-EN), Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN02 in the South Eastern Newfoundland Region (Sector NL02-SEN) and a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN03 in the Jeanne d’Arc Region. These Calls for Nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting parcels to be included in subsequent 2022 Calls for Bids, to be announced in Spring 2022 and to close in November 2022, pending Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial Ministers. Any successful bidders would be awarded licences in early 2023.

The C-NLOPB fully appreciates the importance of both the fisheries and petroleum sectors and will continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) throughout the land tenure process.

Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB supports meaningful action against climate change as well as the protection of environmentally significant and sensitive areas, and will continue to work closely with governments and others in this regard. In addition to the mitigations already prescribed by legislation or regulation, the timing, spatial extent, and nature of proposed oil and gas activities will determine the level of any additional restrictions or mitigations that may be required.

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 10, 2021. 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 2021

DateUpdate
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