Natural Resources

Call for Bids

The latest Call for Nominations and Call for Bids information can be found under "Land Information" at C-NLOPB's website. opens new window Supplementary information can be found on the Resource Opportunities section of this site. Up-to-date offshore oil and gas resource licence information (i.e.; exploration, significant discovery, production) can also be found at C-NLOPB's website. opens new window

Regulatory Considerations

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB opens new window) regulates the oil and gas industry offshore Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of the governments of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It administers the provisions of the provincial legislation known as the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act and supporting regulations and the federal legislation known as the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act and supporting regulations.

The Board operates autonomously in carrying out its role in resource management, safety, environmental protection and industrial benefits except where the Accord Acts prescribe that specific decisions are subject to the approval of the federal and provincial energy minister. Negotiation of establishment of royalty regimes, promotion of oil and gas resources, making or changing relevant legislation and decisions subject to ministerial approvals remain the prerogative of governments.

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