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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project

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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November 6, 2019 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting public comments until December 6, 2019 on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
26 Potential Environmental Assessment Conditions PDF (827 KB) November 5, 2019
25 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (3.2 MB) November 4, 2019
15 Environmental Impact Statement - September 25, 2018
14 Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement PDF (8 MB) September 25, 2018
8 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1 MB) March 5, 2018
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - March 5, 2018
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - March 5, 2018
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.7 MB) January 8, 2018

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Contacts

  • Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 200-1801 Hollis Street
  • Halifax, NS, B3J 3N4
  • Telephone: 902-426-0564
  • Fax: 902-426-6550
  • Email: IAAC.OrphanBasin-BassinOrphan.AEIC@canada.ca

  • Location

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

    • Oil and Gas
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2018-03-05
  • Proponent

    BP Canada Energy Group ULC
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

    80147
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