Call for Bids NS11-1 Parcels

  • Four industry nominated and four non-industry nominated deepwater parcels on a largely unexplored part of the Scotian Margin
  • Strong evidence for Early Jurassic restricted marine oil-prone source rock along the southwestern Scotian Margin (OETR Association PFA 2011) beneath these parcels
  • Parcels located above a major salt basin with numerous large untested salt-related structural traps (turtles, salt flank, folds, rotated blocks)
  • There are two natural gas pipelines on the shelf. The Sable Offshore Energy Project includes a 26” pipeline with a capacity of 600 MMscf/d and the EnCana Deep Panuke pipeline with a capacity of 300 MMscf/d.

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The CNSOPB has conducted a geological and geophysical assessment of the Parcels using all available data. To access this information, follow these links: Geology of the Western Scotian Margin and Parcel Prospectivity.

Seismic and well data for the parcels is available, free of charge, in digital format from the Board's Data Management Centre: www.cnsopbdmc.ca.

Bids must be received by 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time, January 10, 2012.

Written Comments

The public is invited to submit written comments to the Board on the lands included in the Call for Bids. Such submissions will be considered by the Board before the issuance of Exploration Licences. The deadline for the submission of written comments is 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time, December 20, 2011. For contact information, please click here.

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