Registry Search Mobile

Registry Search

Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project

Equinor Canada Ltd. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its offshore exploration licences in the Central Ridge Area, located approximately 375 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1159 and 1160.

The Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project is located within the same area as Equinor Canada Ltd.'s Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, for which a federal environmental assessment was completed in April 2019. As a result, the summary of the abridged EIS for the Central Ridge Exploration Project does not repeat detailed analysis previously presented in the Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project's EIS.

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at


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 assessment.

Latest update

June 24, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is reviewing the adequacy of the information submitted by the proponent on June 5, 2020 related to the Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
13 Summary of the abridged Environmental Impact Statement PDF (2.1 MB) January 23, 2020
8 Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.4 MB) July 5, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - July 5, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - July 5, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2 MB) May 9, 2019

List all records


  • Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 901-10 Barters Hill
  • St. John's, NL, A1C 6M1
  • Telephone: 902-426-0564
  • Email:

Date modified: