Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project

343 to 496 kilometres northeast of St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Reference number: 80147
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: BP Canada Energy Group ULC
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2018-03-05
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

June 25, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is reviewing the adequacy of the additional information submitted by the proponent on May 31, 2019 related to the Environmental Impact Statement.

About the Proposal

BP Canada Energy Group ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences in the Orphan Basin, located 343 to 496 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1145, 1146, 1148, and 1149.


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For questions or information, please contact:

Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

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