Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited (IORVL), on behalf of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture, proposes a program and associated support activities that would involve drilling one or more wells within Exploration Licence (EL) 476 or 477 located in the Beaufort Sea in the offshore of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). These ELs are in water depths that range from 60 m to 1500 m, and lie about 175 km north-northwest of Tuktoyaktuk. These wells would be drilled in water depths of 80 to 850 m.
The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) is a co-management tribunal established to conduct reviews of developments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Considering the Government of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act and the devolution that has taken place in the NWT, the EIRB is initiating a project to be completed by March 31, 2021 to update its current Guidelines. The Review Board is seeking proposals from qualified persons or organizations to conduct a review of the Guidelines, putting forward suggested modifications and improvements to bring them up to date. A copy of the RFP is available at www.jointsecretariat.ca/jobs. Responses are due by November 28th, 2020. +
Summary: The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) plans to engage an independent expert service provider, S.L. Ross (http://www.slross.com/), a company recognized as a world expert in oil spill response that provides advice to industry, government departments, and regulatory agencies, to deliver an oil spill response information session for the EIRB. The EIRB is of the view that the use of S.L Ross, as a service provider to deliver this session, does not raise any apprehension of bias, but wishes to give interested parties an opportunity to comment if they have any concerns. The comment period will close at 12 noon MDT on Thursday, 6 August 2015. Background: Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited (the Developer), on behalf of itself and its joint venture partners, is proposing to drill one or more wells within Exploration Licence (EL) 476 or 477 located in the Beaufort Sea in the offshore of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). These ELs are in water depths that range from 60 m to 1500 m, and lie about 175 km north-northwest of Tuktoyaktuk. The Developer planned to drill these proposed well(s) in water depths of 80 to 850 m during the open water season starting in 2020 but has… +
The Environmental Impact Review Board will meet with United States Regulatory Agencies in Anchorage, Alaska on June 3 and 4, 2015. The principal objective of this meeting is to initiate, establish, and sustain an effective approach and process with United States offshore oil and gas regulatory agencies with the intent of exchanging information on each party’s thinking, experiences, and approaches for safe drilling operations while protecting the environment and responding effectively when things go wrong. This would include the lessons learned for offshore activities in the recent past, regulatory processes and tools as well as proposed changes, and other associated issues as they relate to offshore exploration in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. +