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Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

April 25, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known as the Flemish Pass in the Atlantic Ocean.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public. For information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on our web site.

Written comments must be submitted by May 15, 2017 to:

Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200 - 1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.NexenFlemishPass-NexenPasseFlamande.ACEE@ceaa- acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80117).

The Proposed Project

Nexen Energy ULC (Nexen) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within two offshore Exploration Licences located in the Flemish Pass Basin, over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The project would take place over an 11-year period, commencing in 2018, and would allow for Nexen to determine the presence, nature and quantities of potential hydrocarbon resources.

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