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Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project

Equinor Canada Ltd. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its offshore exploration licences in the Central Ridge Area, located approximately 375 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1159 and 1160.


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July 5, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) issued its environmental assessment determination and decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project is required.
The Agency commenced the environmental assessment and issued the Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on July 5, 2019 for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
8 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) July 5, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - July 5, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - July 5, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2 MB) May 9, 2019

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  • Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 200-1801 Hollis Street
  • Halifax, NS, B3J 3N4
  • Telephone: 902-426-0564
  • Email:

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