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.
Enhanced Protective Health Measures
Pursuant to subsection 32(2) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and subsection 32(2) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act (Accord Acts), the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore...
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:
Western Scotian Shelf and Slope Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Document and Opportunity for Comments
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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...