Tag Archives: exploratory drilling

BP Canada’s offshore exploration bid progressing

The public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report for exploratory drilling in the Scotian Basin closed at the end of the day on Friday. BP Canada has applied to drill up to seven exploration wells within its current offshore exploration licences, located between 230 and 370 kilometres southeast of Halifax. The project would include the drilling of up to seven wells between 2018 and 2022. click here to read the story 17:33

George’s Bank at Risk: Shell’s N.S. project assessment in last stage

Shell Canada Inc. was another step closer Wednesday to exploratory drilling off the coast of Nova Scotia after an environmental assessment moved into its final phase. “We remain on track for a mid-2015 commencement of exploratory drilling,” Larry Lalonde, a Shell Canada spokesman, said in an interview. “There is a significant possibility of oil reaching  George’s Bank and the southwest coast of the province in the event of a blowout,” Joanne Cook, marine toxics co-ordinator with the centre, said in an interview. Read the rest here 10:41

Not good. Shell to start exploratory drilling in N.S. in 2 years

Shell Canada has completed 3D seismic imaging off Nova Scotia’s southwestern shore, but the energy giant says it will be at least two years before exploratory oil drilling begins as part of its $970 million deepwater venture. [email protected] 12:50