Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project

Equinor Canada Ltd. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its offshore exploration licences in the Central Ridge Area, located approximately 375 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1159 and 1160.


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.

Latest update

January 11, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent under the transition provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
80 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement PDF (787 KB) January 11, 2021
78 Environmental Assessment Report PDF (1.9 MB) December 11, 2020
13 Summary of the abridged Environmental Impact Statement PDF (2.1 MB) January 23, 2020
8 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) July 5, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - July 5, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - July 5, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2 MB) May 9, 2019


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