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West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project

375 kilometres northeast of St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Reference number: 80161
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Chevron Canada Limited
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2018-12-20
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

August 20, 2019 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available to assist with participation in the environmental assessment of this project. Applications received by September 19, 2019, will be considered.

The Agency commenced the environmental assessment and issued the Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on December 20, 2018 for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.

About the Proposal

Chevron Canada Limited is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its exploration licence in the Flemish Pass, located approximately 375 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licence 1138.


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  • News Releases (3)
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  • Additional Information (5)
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For questions or information, please contact:

West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

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