Public Notice
Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Available

April 26, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the environmental assessment of the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

Applications received by May 28, 2018 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.

To apply for funding, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to, or by calling 1-866-582-1884. The application form is available on the Agency's website at under Participant funding.

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, Registry reference number 80147.

The Proposed Project

BP Canada Energy Group ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences in the Orphan Basin, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1145, 1146, 1148, and 1149.

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