The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) has regulatory responsibilities for oil and gas exploration and activities on frontier lands not otherwise regulated under joint federal/provincial accords. Regulatory responsibilities are under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act and certain provisions of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act are administered to the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Arctic offshore, Hudson Bay, West Coast offshore, Gulf of St. Lawrence, a portion of the Bay of Fundy and onshore Sable Island. The Board also administers specific sections in the Northern Pipeline Act for related activities in the Yukon.
Prior to any work being initiated, authorization from the NEB is required. Operators must contact the Chief Conservation Officer at the Board to seek approval. Technical forms, guidance notes, reports and statistics can be found through the right side column listings. The Board's mandate also includes exchange of technical knowledge with the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Natural Resources Canada.
Lands having NEB jurisdiction over oil and gas activities