News Releases 2022

C-NLOPB Identifies New Sector for Scheduled Land Tenure in the Eastern Newfoundland Region

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2022

Following the Call for Nominations for (Areas of Interest) in Eastern Newfoundland announced in January 2022, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has identified under its scheduled land tenure system Sector NL06-EN in the Eastern Newfoundland Region.

Sectors represent the geographic location for subsequent Calls for Nominations (Parcels) which, in addition to stakeholder feedback, prospectivity and environmental considerations, assist the C-NLOPB in selecting parcels to be included in subsequent Calls for Bids. The Call for Bids associated with this Sector is currently planned for Spring 2024 (closing November 2024), with successful bidders awarded new exploration licences in early 2025. Both the issuance of a Call for Bids and exploration licences require Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial governments.

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, and will continue to work closely with governments and others in this regard. Emissions-related considerations will be assessed as part of the regulatory review process when companies propose specific plans.

This Sector location includes a number of important areas for fish harvesters. The C-NLOPB fully appreciates the importance of both the fisheries and petroleum sectors and will continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), other federal and provincial agencies and other stakeholders throughout the land tenure process.

A portion of the proposed Sector location also overlaps the Northeast Newfoundland Slope Marine Refuge. The C-NLOPB recognizes the significance of this area and will continue to work closely with DFO and others in this regard. 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

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


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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
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