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Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project

Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) and ExxonMobil Canada Limited (ExxonMobil) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses on the Grand Banks, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1151A, 1151B, 1152 and 1155.

Please note that the project was formerly known as Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given project.

Latest update

January 4, 2020 — The public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received in order to finalize the Environmental Assessment Report that will be submitted to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Based on the final Environmental Assessment Report, the Minister will issue to the proponent an environmental assessment Decision Statement with enforceable conditions, should the project be allowed to proceed.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
46 Potential Environmental Assessment Conditions - November 25, 2019
45 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (42.7 MB) November 25, 2019
28 Environmental Impact Statement - September 7, 2018
27 Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement PDF (6.2 MB) September 7, 2018
23 Updated Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (455 KB) May 31, 2018
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - October 28, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - October 28, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.4 MB) September 1, 2016

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  • Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 200-1801 Hollis Street
  • Halifax, NS, B3J 3N4
  • Telephone: 902-426-0564
  • Fax: 902-426-6550
  • Email:

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