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News Release
For Immediate Release
                                                                               

December 10, 2018

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD ISSUES CALL FOR BIDS

26/09/2018

News Release
For Immediate Release                                                                               

September 26, 2018

23/07/2018

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board’s (CNSOPB) ongoing investigation into the unauthorized discharge of drilling mud that was reported on June 22, 2018 has determined the cause to be a loose connection in the mud booster line. The purpose of the mud booster line is to pump drilling...

26/06/2018

Drilling operations of BP Canada (BP) continue to be suspended. The CNSOPB has sent two officers and a drilling engineer offshore to investigate the cause of the discharge. This will inform any actions by the CNSOPB.

To resume drilling, the CNSOPB must be satisfied with the responsive...

22/06/2018

BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) reported on June 22, 2018, an unauthorized discharge of synthetic based drilling mud (SBM) from the West Aquarius Drilling Unit. A preliminary estimate of the volume discharged is approximately 136 cubic metres.

07/06/2018

Over the past several months, the CNSOPB has undertaken a review of the Canada-Nova Scotia Benefits Plan Guidelines. The purpose of the review was to modernize the guidelines to accurately reflect the CNSOPB’s practices and processes related to Industrial Benefits, which have evolved...

23/05/2018

The federal Minister of Natural Resources and the provincial Minister of Energy have notified the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) that they have jointly set aside the implementation of the six fundamental decisions pertaining to the making of Calls for Bids NS18-1 and NS18-2...

30/04/2018

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 Petroleum Board (the...

24/04/2018

In April 2017, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board reviewed and approved an application from BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada), Interest Representative for Exploration Licences (ELs) 2431, 2432, 2433, and 2434, to enter into a consolidation agreement to consolidate these four...

21/04/2018

HALIFAX, NS, April 21, 2018 – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has granted an Approval to Drill a Well (ADW) to BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada), and has authorized the commencement of drilling operations for BP Canada’s Aspy D-11 exploration well.

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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