Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project

Equinor Canada Ltd. (Equinor) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences located in the Flemish Pass Basin, a minimum of 460 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project would take place between 2019 and 2027, during which Equinor could drill up to 24 offshore wells (up to six per exploration licence) to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1139, 1140, 1141, and 1142.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Statoil Canada Ltd.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

April 17, 2019 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent.

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Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Suite 101, TD Place
140 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6H6
Email: information@cnlopb.ca

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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
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Email: compliance-conformite@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

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