Call for Bids NS13-1

NS13-1 Parcels

Seismic interpretation, information on source rocks, play types and exploration history of the parcels.

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Well reports, seismic program maps, GIS files and other environmental and economic data.

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Licence Information

Call for Bids procedures, terms and conditions of resulting licences, and forms associated with the Call.

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How To Bid

Bid submission format, process and deadline to submit bids. Updated October 11, 2013.

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  • The call consists of six (6) parcels on the central and eastern Scotian shelf in water depths less than 200 m.
    • Parcel 1 straddles the Sable and Abenaki Subbasins and includes the Penobscot oil discovery which contains 65 MMBbls (mean) of oil in place. There are also two undrilled structures directly adjacent to the Penobscot discovery with additional oil potential of 82 MMBbls (mean). In addition, Parcel 1 is near to both the Sable Offshore Energy Project and Deep Panuke natural gas pipelines.
    • Parcels 2, 3 and 4 are all within the Abenaki Subbasin and the Erie Graben Complex where oil pay has been encountered in four wells.
    • Parcels 5 and 6 are within the Huron Subbasin where a number of wells have encountered considerable net gas pay.

Location Maps

The CNSOPB has conducted a geological and geophysical assessment of the Parcels using all available data. To access this information, follow this link: NS13-1 Parcels.

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

Bids must be received by 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST), October 24, 2013.

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 Standard Time (AST), October 10, 2013. For contact information, please click here.