Current Applications

By legislation, no person may carry on any work or activity related to the exploration or drilling for or the production, conservation, processing or transportation of petroleum in the Nova Scotia offshore area unless that person is the holder of an authorization issued by the Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).

Applications for work or activity related to the following programs are currently active meaning that they are either under review by the CNSOPB or that a decision has been rendered.  The status of such applications, and pertinent reference materials, can be found by clicking on the links below.  Programs listed will remain on this registry until such time as decisions have been made by the CNSOPB and any authorized work or activity has been completed.

Note: Information contained within this registry will continually be updated.  Interested users are encouraged to check back frequently.

Program Name Applicant

Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project

Shell Canada Limited