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We are exploring in parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia
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bp has decades of experience managing the extraction of oil and natural gas in all types of environments around the world, both onshore and offshore. Exploration is a critical activity to enable continued oil and gas discoveries to maintain production to meet global demand. 

Newfoundland and Labrador

bp holds an interest in ten exploration licences in the Eastern Newfoundland Region offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

EL 1140, 1141, and 1142 Equinor 34% (operator), Exxon Mobil 33%, bp Canada 33%
EL 1145, 1146 and 1148 bp Canada (operator) 50%, Hess 25%, Chevron 25%
EL 1149 bp Canada (operator) 60%, Chevron 40%
EL 1155 Cenovus (operator) 50% and bp Canada 50% 
EL 1156 Equinor (operator) 60% and bp Canada 40% 
EL 1166 bp Canada (operator) 100%

Nova Scotia

The Scotian Basin Exploration Project includes seismic acquisition and drilling on EL 2434R located approximately 300 kilometres offshore Nova Scotia.


bp holds a 50% interest in the EL and is the operator of the exploration program. Hess Canada holds a 50% interest in the EL.



In July 2019, the government of Canada issued an order prohibiting any work or activity authorized under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act on frontier lands that are situated in Canadian Arctic offshore waters (including the Beaufort Sea).