Exhibit 1.1—Oil and gas activities take place in many areas in the Atlantic offshore—text version

2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Fall 2012 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.1—Oil and gas activities take place in many areas in the Atlantic offshore

This map shows the many areas in the Atlantic offshore where oil and gas activities are taking place. The map shows two types of areas: licensed offshore areas (including exploration, significant discovery, and production licences) and those with current calls for bids.

The map also shows the location of the offshore oil projects discussed in the chapter. The Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose (North Amethyst), and Hebron projects are located in the regions offshore from Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of these offshore areas are licensed, but there are also some areas where there are calls for bids for oil and gas activities. The planned Old Harry exploratory drilling project is in a licensed area offshore from the southwest corner of Newfoundland. The Deep Panuke projects and the Sable Offshore Energy Project are located offshore from Nova Scotia.  There are licensed areas as well as calls for bids near Deep Panuke and the Sable Offshore Energy Project.

In addition, this map shows the locations of the boundary of Canada’s 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone, the French exclusive zone near Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Sable Island, and the boundary between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland–Labrador offshore areas. Between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, there are some licensed areas and some areas where there are calls for bids.

Sources: Adapted from publications of the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board and the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

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