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Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Allocated

April 12, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) allocated a total of $454,350.80 in federal funds between August 2017 and February 2018 to 14 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessments of the proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project. The projects are located approximately 460 kilometres and 265 kilometres, respectively, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project

Recipients

Total Funding Allocation

Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Natashquan

$24,600.00

Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit

$24,600.00

Elsipogtog First Nation

$24,600.00

Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office

$77,970.00

Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick

$48,320.00

Miawpukek First Nation

$24,600.00

Millbrook First Nation

$7,596.80

Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat

$36,460.00

Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated

$66,110.00

NunatuKavut Community Council

$37,300.00

Qalipu First Nation

$21,794.00

Sipekne'katik

$24,600.00

William Montevecchi

$11,200.00

Woodstock First Nation

$24,600.00

Total

$454,350.80

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in various steps of the environmental assessment process. The steps included reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the projects and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference numbers 80129 and 80132).

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The Proposed Projects

Equinor Canada Ltd. (Equinor) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences located in the Flemish Pass Basin, a minimum of 460 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project would take place between 2019 and 2027, during which Equinor could drill up to 24 offshore wells (up to six per exploration licence) to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resources in exploration licences 1139, 1140, 1141, and 1142.

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (ExxonMobil) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences located in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin, a minimum of 265 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project would take place between 2019 and 2029, during which ExxonMobil could to drill up to 18 offshore wells (up to six per exploration licence) to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resources in exploration licences 1134, 1135, and 1137.

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