News Releases 2021

C-NLOPB Announces Planned Closing Date for Labrador South Call for Bids

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2021

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board is announcing its intention to close Call for Bids NL16-CFB03 in the Labrador South Region on December 22, 2021, conditional on completion and public release of the Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update (SEA Update) this Fall.

The SEA Update, Co-Chaired by the Nunatsiavut Government, will be the product of a multi-year effort that featured extensive and valued engagement from governments, Indigenous groups and stakeholders. All comments received during the engagement phase on the draft report that are within the scope of the SEA Update are being considered in preparation of the final report.

The C-NLOPB appreciates its ongoing partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government and the contributions of the SEA Update Working Group members as we work together towards its completion.

The December 22, 2021 closing date requires approvals by the federal and provincial governments of a fundamental decision to shorten the previously planned 120 day period between the completion of the SEA Update and the close of the Call for Bids.

The C-NLOPB supports the commitments of the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Nunatsiavut Government to meet climate change targets and protect environmentally significant and sensitive areas. The C-NLOPB is committed to working closely with governments, Indigenous groups, those we regulate and other stakeholders in this regard.

The SEA Update will support the regional and/or site specific review that is required before any work can begin within a licence area. The timing, spatial extent, and nature of proposed oil and gas activities, in addition to mitigations already prescribed by legislation, will determine the level of additional restriction or mitigation that may be required.

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