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Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling

Federal Review Status:
Active/In Progress

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (ExxonMobil) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses located in both the Jeanne d¿Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin, approximately 250 kilometres east of St. John¿s, Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project would include the drilling of up to 35 wells within a 12-year period, starting in 2018. The project would allow ExxonMobil to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource.

Oil and Gas


ExxonMobil Canada Limited

MPMO Officer:
Charlotte Landry
Policy Analyst
Major Projects Management Office
580 Booth St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0E4
Telephone Number: 343-292-6317


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