Call for Bids NS14-1

NS14-1 Parcels

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

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Data & Environment

Well reports, seismic program maps, environment information and GIS files.

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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.

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  • Four large deepwater parcels on the eastern Scotian Slope
  • Largely unexplored region with both oil and gas potential
  • Complex area of salt tectonics seaward of large Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous delta systems
  • Wide variety of structures containing probable Cretaceous and potential Jurassic turbidite reservoirs

Full Offshore Map

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in the Nova Scotia Offshore Area. It was established in 1990 pursuant to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Accord Implementation Acts (Accord Acts). Refer to for more information regarding Offshore Activity, Health & Safety, Environment, Canada-Nova Scotia Benefits, Lands Management, Geoscience and other reference materials.

The Parcels

The CNSOPB has conducted a geological and geophysical assessment of the Parcels using all available data. To access this information, follow this link: NS14-1 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 Daylight Time (AST), October 30, 2014.

Written Comments

The CNSOPB is providing an opportunity for public input, specific to the areas included in Call for Bids NS14-1, through the submission of written comments. Please refer to the written comments section here.