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11/04/2017

The Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board will be delaying its annual Call for Bids in order to complete a more comprehensive geoscientific assessment of the 2017 Call for Bids Forecast Area.

16/03/2017

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB), in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), have reviewed Shell Canada Limited’s (Shell) decision to leave the riser and lower marine riser...

13/03/2017

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) and Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) jointly revised the Incident Reporting and Investigation Guidelines (previously released June 2009 and November 2012). 

23/02/2017 | News

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) have undertaken a joint review of the Drilling and Production Guidelines (the Guidelines). The Guidelines were effective March 31st, 2011.

16/12/2016

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has received a formal decision along with other supportive documentation from Shell Canada Limited (Shell Canada) with regards to the fate of the dropped riser.

17/11/2016

Representatives of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board were pleased to take part in the 23rd Annual General Meeting of the International Regulators’ Forum in Auckland, New Zealand in October. A Communique outlining major topics discussed and findings can be found ...

03/11/2016

For Immediate Release   
​November 3rd, 2016

OFFSHORE BOARD ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF CALL FOR BIDS NS16-1

26/10/2016

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) wishes to respond to comments made by reporter Jim Vibert in the Chronicle Herald article “N.S. loses out in oil, gas sector”, dated October 23rd and 24th, 2016. 

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22/06/2016

HALIFAX – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) today permitted Shell Canada to resume drilling with restrictions at its Cheshire L-97 exploration well.

02/05/2016

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD ISSUES CALL FOR BIDS

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 *The following News Releases have been archived, for information pertaining to these release please contact us at info@cnsopb.ns.ca.

 

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TITLE

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