Opposition Mounting to Proposed N.S. Seismic Programs
The wheels have been set in motion for a proposed 10-year seismic project that covers basically the entire Scotian Shelf and the Scotian Slope.
The plan involves an area extending from approximately 40 km from the southern coastline of Nova Scotia to 350 km offshore.
The draft project description was filed with the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) by Multiklient Invest AS (MKI), Oslo, Norway and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS), Houston, Texas, as the first ...
Growing Concerns Over Proposed Scotian Shelf Petroleum Exploration
Approval is pending on two offshore petroleum projects on the Scotian Shelf off the coast of Nova Scotia.
BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP) wants to conduct a deep-water drilling exploration project in the Scotian Basin that could see as many as seven wells drilled in waters 230 to 370 kilometres off the southeast coast, along the Scotian Shelf between 2018 and 2022 (exploration licences 2431, 2432, 2433 and 2434).
Statoil Canada Ltd. is seeking the approval of 3D seismic survey exploration ...
Scotian Shelf Capping Device Needs to Come Home
The issue of drilling for fossil fuel off Nova Scotia is getting a bit blurred.
However, one thing is getting clearer by the day, an oil company’s plans to drill exploratory wells 250 kilometres offshore, on the Scotian Shelf is meeting stiff opposition, something obviously the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) overlooked when it approved the proposal in June.
The issue is not the actual drilling for oil and gas but the idea that when it comes to safety measures, the rules ...