Archived - Hebron Development Project

Bull Arm; Jeanne d'Arc Bassin (NL)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 09-03-46144

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Environment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Industry Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On March 6, 2009, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board considered taking action in relation to paragraphs 138(1)(b) and 139(4)(a) of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act; Environment Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 127(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act; Industry Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(f) of the Radiocommunication Act and because Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

ExxonMobil Canada Properties, on behalf of its partners, is proposing to develop the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project will include activities associated with installation, drilling and production, maintenance, and decommissioning of a concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) at the Hebron Field, northeast Grand Banks. The Hebron Project will also involve construction activities at two locations, the Hebron Field and the Bull Arm marine facilities in Bull Arm, Trinity Bay. The Hebron Project may also include construction of up to three drill centres within glory holes. Construction activities are scheduled to commence in 2012, with petroleum production to begin in 2016 or 2017.

Environmental Assessment Report

Comprehensive Study Report

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Final Decision

A decision was taken on January 19, 2012 and was that the authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the comprehensive study report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.