The Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued Call for Bids NS13-1
April 23, 2013
The Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued Call for Bids NS13-1. This Call consists of six (6) parcels on the central and eastern Scotian shelf in water depths that are generally less than 100 m. Bids must be received by October 24, 2013 before 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time.
Nova Scotia’s Offshore Attracts Another Major Player
November 16, 2012
Another world leader in oil and gas is investing in Nova Scotia’s offshore, which will create more good jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars for Nova Scotians, Premier Darrell Dexter said today, Nov. 16.
Call for Bids is Largest for Offshore Nova Scotia
April 30, 2012
The province is calling the release of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board’s latest call for bids today, April 30, good news for Nova Scotia’s offshore industry.
The call for bids is the largest in Nova Scotia’s history.
Premier Darrell Dexter said this call for bids shows the strong growth potential of the province’s offshore industry. It follows Shell Canada’s $970 million exploration bid earlier this year—the largest in Eastern Canada.
“The province’s investment in industry-standard geoscience has confirmed Nova Scotia’s offshore petroleum potential and is attracting a lot of interest around the world,” said Premier Dexter. “With Shell Canada announcing its return to offshore Nova Scotia in January, I’m confident we are on the radar of the world’s oil and gas companies.”
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board issued the call for exploration rights for 11 offshore parcels identified as having potential for oil and gas. The call area covers 3.1 million hectares and includes six parcels nominated by industry.
The parcels are largely in deep water and skirting into the shelf area, and include areas near the Sable and Deep Panuke gas projects and next to Shell’s recently acquired offshore parcels.
The province invested $15-million over the last three years to provide the industry with a clearer picture of the geology of offshore Nova Scotia. The analysis shows a potential of 120 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and eight billion barrels of oil.
“We will continue to invest in important geoscience information and knock on the doors of the world’s top oil and gas companies,” said Premier Dexter. “The momentum building around our offshore continues to grow and we are going to work hard to keep it that way.”
Companies will have to demonstrate experience drilling in deep water to be considered. Bids are open until Nov. 7. More information on the call for bids can be found at www.cnsopb.ns.ca.
Premier Welcomes Shell to Nova Scotia Offshore
January 20, 2012
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) announced today that it has decided to award exploration rights to Shell Canada Limited for four parcels of deep-water land off Nova Scotia’s southwestern shore.
Interest in Offshore Area Reignited - Study Indicates Scotia Fairway Potential
July 4, 2011
AAPG Explorer (begins on page 8)
Building upon the momentum of the study, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is expected to launch a call for bids before year-end.
Nova Scotia calls for offshore tract bids
July 1, 2011
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has issued Call for Bids NS11-1 for eight deepwater parcels off Nova Scotia. Bids will be considered from companies that have experience in the drilling of exploration wells in water depths greater than 800 m (2.625 ft) in the past 10 years.
Call for Bids Demonstrates Renewed Interest in Offshore
June 30, 2011
A call for bids by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board today, June 30, is another step to reinvigorate interest in Nova Scotia’s offshore oil and gas industry.
The board issued a call for bids for exploration rights to eight deep-water parcels off Nova Scotia. The parcels include lands nominated by industry as well as regions identified as attractive exploration areas in recent research and analysis.
Eight Scotian margin deepwater blocks offered
June 30, 2011
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has issued a call for bids on eight deepwater parcels in an unexplored area of the Atlantic off Nova Scotia, four of which were nominated by industry.
The parcels cover 228,120-344,340 ha each in 950-4,100 m of water at least 200 km south-southeast of Halifax. The primary term is 6 years with a possible 1-year extension if a well is in progress. Bids are to be considered based on the amount of money to be spent. Minimum work expenditure is $1 million.
Analysis reveals oil and gas offshore Nova Scotia
May 19, 2011
On Wednesday May 11, 2011, Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy for Nova Scotia announced the results of the Play Fairway Analysis, a study into the offshore resources of Nova Scotia. The government invested in the study in order to develop an industry standard picture of Nova Scotia’s offshore geology.
Remarks by the Honourable Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy
April 27, 2011
“We are undertaking an energy transformation in Nova Scotia that is leading the world in its ambition. We want to stop relying on costly, uncertain supplies of imported coal to generate our electricity. We have very good alternatives. We have a wealth of natural resources in our own water, air and lands.”