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Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (ExxonMobil) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences located in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin, a minimum of 265 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project would take place between 2019 and 2029, during which ExxonMobil could to drill up to 18 offshore wells (up to six per exploration licence) to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1134, 1135 and 1137.


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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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, NL A1C 6H6

Compliance Promotion and Enforcement Unit
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884

  • Location

    • Jeanne d'Arc Basin and Flemish Pass Basin (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Project Type

    • Oil and Gas
  • Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    ExxonMobil Canada Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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