Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its offshore exploration license in the Carson Basin, located approximately 300 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a 10-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration license 1136. Should additional exploration licences be acquired by the proponent, these may be incorporated into the environmental assessment should the Agency determine that one is required.

Latest update

August 29, 2022 — The environmental assessment of the Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project has terminated. The proponent has not provided the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada with the required information or studies within the legislated time limit.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
9 Notice of Termination - August 29, 2022
7 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (963 KB) November 5, 2018
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - November 5, 2018
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - November 5, 2018
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.2 MB) September 20, 2018


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  • Location

    • 300 kilometres east of St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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