We expect each operator to follow the rules and regulations. We make sure oil and gas activities are completed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
The requirements for oil and gas activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area are set out in the Accord Acts and regulations. As the regulator, our role is to ensure that rules and regulations are followed. Once we grant an authorization, our job isn’t done. We hold operators accountable throughout the lifecycle of an authorized activity, from exploration, development and production to the eventual decommissioning and abandonment of a project. Depending on the type of activity and the associated risks, we may increase our level of monitoring to make sure work is done safely and responsibly.