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01/05/2024

Notice – Public Comments on the draft Guidelines for the Framework Regulations

07/12/2023

The 2023 Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry Safe Lifting Practice Respecting the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Materials Handling Equipment (CoP-SL) has been published.  This update to the CoP-SL included consultation with all stakeholders engaged in the Atlantic Canada offshore...

05/12/2023

The federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Canada and the provincial Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables have jointly set aside (vetoed) the fundamental decision pertaining to the issuance of Exploration Licence 2437 for Parcel #8 to Inceptio Limited.

01/11/2023

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of provincial and federal appointees and a board chair. The Board sets the CNSOPB’s policies and programs through strategic, ethical, and transparent lenses in the stewardship and...

04/10/2023

(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board’s (CNSOPB) Call for Bids NS22-1 resulted in one successful bid.

15/09/2023

The 2023 Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Code of Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Offshore Personnel (CoP-TQ) has been published.  The CoP-TQ is the culmination of a joint effort among the offshore petroleum industry, drilling contractors, the offshore workforce, and regulatory...

04/07/2023

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is governed by an independent Board of Directors, which is comprised of provincial and federal appointees and a Board Chair. The Board sets the CNSOPB’s policies and programs through strategic, ethical and transparent lenses in the...

22/02/2023

Halifax, NS – The Board of the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Bonnell-Eisnor as Chief Executive Officer.

19/01/2023

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is governed by an independent Board of Directors, which is comprised of provincial and federal appointees and a Board Chair. The Board sets the CNSOPB’s policies and programs through strategic, ethical and transparent lenses in the...

29/09/2022

(Halifax, Nova Scotia) – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued Call for Bids NS22-1, which includes eight nominated parcels. Bids must be received by September 19, 2023 before 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time.

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Archived News Releases

 *The following News Releases have been archived, for information pertaining to these release please contact us at info@cnsopb.ns.ca.

 

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16/12/2016

Update on Shell Canada Dropped Riser Incident Review

17/11/2016

Communique for International Regulators’ Forum Published

03/11/2016

Offshore Board Announces Results Of Call For Bids NS16-1

26/10/2016

CNSOPB Statement – Chronicle Herald Article re: Offshore Vessel Crewing

22/06/2016

CNSOPB permits resumption of drilling with conditions

02/05/2016

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Issues Call For Bids

29/02/2016

New Offshore Legislation Strengthening Environmental Protection Comes into Effect

18/02/2016

CNSOPB to hold Open Houses on South Shore

03/02/2016

Call for Bids Forecast Areas Updated

05/01/2016

Extended deadline to comment on the draft Administrative Monetary Penalty Guidelines

14/12/2015

Consultations on draft Guidelines Respecting Financial Requirements and draft Administrative Monetary Penalty Guidelines

14/12/2015

Consultations on draft Cost Recovery Guidelines

12/11/2015

Offshore Board Announces Results Of Call For Bids NS15-1

26/10/2015

CNSOPB Statement on Spill Response Concerns

20/10/2015

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Issues Shell Canada Operations Authorization – Drilling

06/08/2015

CNSOPB Statement on Shell Canada’s Proposed Drilling Program

10/06/2015

Atlantic Canada Standby Vessel Guidelines finalized

03/06/2015

Changes to Operations/Health, Safety Environment Leaderships

28/04/2015

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Issues Call For Bids

20/03/2015

CNSOPB Issues Revised Geophysical, Geological, Geotechnical and Environmental Program Guidelines

05/02/2015

Draft Atlantic Canada Standby Vessel (AC-SBV) Guidelines

08/01/2015

OSH Amendments to Act and Transitional Regulations - NOW IN EFFECT