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18/03/2021

The Western Scotian Shelf and Slope Strategic Environmental Assessment final report is now available.

17/02/2021

The Atlantic Canada Offshore Training and Qualifications Committee, working with the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, has extended the validity of training certificates and offshore medical certificates until March 31...

29/01/2021

News Release
For Immediate Release

January 29, 2021

The CNSOPB is preparing a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Middle and Eastern Scotian Slope and Sable Island Bank areas of the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area.

24/11/2020

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 Chair is a jointly approved position to which Keith was appointed on August 17, 2015.

04/11/2020

News Release
For Immediate Release

November 4, 2020

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD (CNSOPB) INVITES WRITTEN COMMENTS ON DRAFT STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SEA)

06/08/2020

Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry Safe Lifting Practice Respecting the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Materials Handling Equipment

13/05/2020

The federal Minister of Natural Resources and the provincial Minister of Energy and Mines have jointly set aside the implementation of the three fundamental decisions pertaining to the making of Call for Bids NS20-1.

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 *The following News Releases have been archived, for information pertaining to these release please contact us at info@cnsopb.ns.ca.

 

DATE

TITLE

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