Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project

Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) and ExxonMobil Canada Limited (ExxonMobil) are proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses 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.

Latest update

March 16, 2020 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statements to the proponents, Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and ExxonMobil Canada Limited, under the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act, which allows the project to continue under the previous act (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012).


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
62 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement - ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. PDF (285 KB) March 16, 2020
61 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement - Husky Oil Operations Ltd. PDF (285 KB) March 16, 2020
60 Environmental Assessment Report PDF (43.9 MB) March 16, 2020
46 Potential Environmental Assessment Conditions - November 25, 2019
45 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (42.7 MB) November 25, 2019
28 Environmental Impact Statement - September 7, 2018
27 Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement PDF (6.2 MB) September 7, 2018
23 Updated Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (455 KB) May 31, 2018
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - October 28, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - October 28, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.4 MB) September 1, 2016


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

Compliance Promotion & Follow-up Team
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3

  • Location

    • 350 kilometres east of St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and ExxonMobil Canada Limited (ExxonMobil)
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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.

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