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Tilt Cove Exploration Drilling Project

Suncor Energy Inc. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within an offshore exploration licence in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Tilt Cove 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 licence 1161.

Latest update

September 14, 2019 – The participant funding application period is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is reviewing the applications to determine funding allocations.

The Agency commenced the environmental assessment and issued the Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on June 28, 2019 for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - June 28, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - June 28, 2019
8 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) June 26, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (5.7 MB) May 24, 2019

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  • Tilt Cove Exploration Drilling Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 301-10 Barters Hill
  • St. John's, NL, A1C 6M1
  • Telephone: 709-725-2725
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