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.
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.
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.
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:
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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:
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...
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:
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....
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.