Public Notice
Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Allocated

March 16, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) allocated a total of $229,722.20 in federal funds between March 2017 and April 2018 to 13 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment for the proposed Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located offshore, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project


Total Funding Allocation

Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan


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


Elsipogtog First Nation


Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuagn Negotiation Office


Miawpukek First Nation


Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat


Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated


Millbrook First Nation


NunatuKavut Community Council


Qalipu First Nation


Sipekne'katik First Nation


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 80130).

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The Proposed Project

Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) and ExxonMobil Canada Limited (ExxonMobil) are proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences on the Grand Banks, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponents, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1151A, 1151B, 1152 and 1155.

Please note that the project was formerly known as Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project.

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