Public Notice
CNOOC International Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Allocated

December 17, 2019 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) allocated a total of $218,825.20 in federal funds between October 2017 and March 2018 to 12 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment for the proposed CNOOC International Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located offshore, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project


Total Funding Allocation

Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit


Elsipogtog First Nation


Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office


Miawpukek First Nation


Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat


Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated


Millbrook First Nation


NunatuKavut Community Council


Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan




Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick


Woodstock First Nation




The funding was made available through the Agency's Funding Programs to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in various steps of the environmental assessment process. The steps included 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.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80117).

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The Proposed Project

CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within two offshore Exploration Licences located in the Flemish Pass Basin, over 400 km east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The project would take place over an 8-year period, commencing in 2020, and would allow for CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC to determine the presence, nature and quantities of potential hydrocarbon resources.

Please note that the project was formerly known as Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and that the proponent was formerly Nexen Energy ULC.

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