In November 2019, The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced the results of Call for Bids  for Exploration Licences, South Eastern Newfoundland Region and  Jeanne d’Arc Region. There were 3 successful bids in total, covering 427, 975 hectares (3,280 sq. km) out of an offered area of 2,735,350 hectares (27,350 sq. km.) The successful bidders were ExxonMobil, and a group consisting of Husky and Suncor. The total successful bid amount for the 3 parcels was C$38,608,444.


In January 2020, C-NLOPB issued a Call for Nominations (Areas of Interest) NL20-CFN01 – Eastern Newfoundland. This Call for Nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting a sector for introduction into the scheduled land tenure system. The approximate timing for subsequent announcements is as follows:


  • Sector Identification: April 2020
  • Call for Nominations (Parcels)
    • Opens August 2021
    • Closes November 2021


  • Call for Bids (pending Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial governments)
    • Opens March/April 2022
    • Closes November 2022


In February and March 2020, additional data was added to the Data Repository hosted by Zebra Data’s EzDataRoom® Web VDR. With the additional data the Data Repository now offers access to:


Region 2D coverage (km) Wells 3D acreage (sq. km)
Eastern Newfoundland 45350 35 18253
Jeanne d’Arc 31806 114 16167
Labrador North 1221
Labrador South 1603
North Eastern Newfoundland 1868 2
South Eastern Newfoundland 18279 1362
Southern Newfoundland 7214
Total 107341 151 35782


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