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

June 12, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 km east of St. John's, in an area known as the Flemish Pass, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. All comments received will be considered public. For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its web site at

Written comments must be submitted by July 12, 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
Fax: 902-426-6550

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

To view the draft EIS Guidelines 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 km 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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