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01/04/2020

CNSOPB staff continue to follow the directives from the provincial and federal governments and the Chief Medical Officer to work remotely at home in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are fully operational and remain committed to fulfilling our mandate.

25/03/2020

This Order supports the important public health measures put in place by Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and provides additional direction with respect to our regulatory requirements under the Accord Acts.

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23/03/2020

We recognize that COVID-19 continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. We are in daily contact with the provincial and federal governments and operators to understand and determine the implications for work in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area.

17/03/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we want to assure everyone that the health and safety of our employees and the offshore work force is and will remain our top priority while we continue our regulatory oversight of operators offshore. We have activated the following measures:

27/01/2020
News Release
For Immediate Release
 
January 27, 2020
 
CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD (CNSOPB) INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ON SCOPING DOCUMENT
 
The CNSOPB is updating a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Western...
20/01/2020

New Year. New Website.

Over the past couple of years, we have met with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to better understand how we can continue to build trust and confidence with the public that we serve. In these conversations, we heard:

15/01/2020

Please see below for an update on BP Canada Consolidated Exploration Licence (EL) 2434R:
 

BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) has notified the CNSOPB that it will forfeit its $1 million drilling deposit paid in 2019 and pay a further drilling deposit of $2 million to extend...

18/11/2019

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has completed its review and investigation of the unauthorized discharge of synthetic based drilling mud (drilling mud) that was reported by BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) on June 22, 2018, and has determined the following:

22/10/2019

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Bonnell-Eisnor to the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer while we determine next steps to fill the position permanently. This is effective November 1, 2019 as Stuart Pinks transitions out of the organization to begin his retirement....

06/09/2019 | Deep Panuke | Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEP)

Encana has advised that, based on the forecasted weather and sea-state conditions, they will now be removing all remaining personnel at their Deep Panuke Production Field Centre today.

Media Contact:

Encana
Cindy Hassler
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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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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