Review of the Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Environmental Assessment

Lay Summary 

A review of the Orphan Basin Exploration Project is provided identifying potential weaknesses as they apply to environmental impact. The review was undertaken by a panel of individuals with expertise in various areas relevant to the development. The concerns identified included: the lack of baseline information both physical and biological, the lack of specific information on deep water effects, not recognizing COSEWIC species at risk.

Departments 
Physics and Physical Oceanography
Biology
Chemistry
Funding 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Participant Funding Program.
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Environmental Impact
Oil and Gas Industry
Industry Sectors 
Support Activities for Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2006