Scheduled land tenure process

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is responsible, on behalf of the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, for petroleum resource management in offshore Newfoundland and Labrador (NL).

In 2013, the C-NLOPB implemented a scheduled Land Tenure System and divided offshore NL into eight regions with each region categorized as low, high, or mature activity based on the level of oil and exploration and development activities.

A timing cycle was established for each region–low activity (four-year cycle), high activity (two-year cycle), and, mature activity (one-year cycle).

This phased and systematic approach ensures a full evaluation of all the offshore basins over time with timely results delivered to industry prior to bidding.

Learn more about offshore NL’s land tenure system here.