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Call for Bids

 

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Call for Nominations

 

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Winning Bids

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice of the bids which have been selected in response to the 2008 Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Call for Bids. The call closed on June 2, 2008. Winning bidders having submitted work deposits representing 25% of their work proposal bid will be eligible to receive an exploration licence. In accordance with the requirements set out in the 2008 Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Call for Bids, the following bids have been selected:

Map indicating Winning Bids   (316 Kb)

Parcel No.BSMD-1
(202,380 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $ 1,180,100,000.00
Work deposit: $ 295,025,000.00
Issuance Fee: $ 2,500.00
Bidder: BP Exploration Company Limited - 100%
Designated Representative BP Exploration Company Limited
Exploration Licence: EL449


Parcel No.BSMD-2
(41,323 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $ 1,754,636.00
Work deposit: $ 438,659.00
Issuance Fee: $ 1,500.00
Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 60%
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. - 27.5%
Phillips Petroleum Canada Ltd. - 6.25%
Phillips Petroleum Resources Ltd. - 6.25%
Designated Representative : MGM Energy Corp.
Exploration Licence: EL450


Parcel No.BSMD-3
(205,359 hectares more or less)
Work expenditure bid: $ 15,100,000.00
Work deposit: $ 3,775,000.00
Issuance Fee: $ 3,750.00
Bidder: BP Exploration Company Limited -100%
Designated Representative: BP Exploration Company Limited
Exploration Licence: EL451


Parcel No.BSMD-4
(196,497 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $ 2,543,896.00
Work deposit: $ 635,974.00
Issuance Fee: $ 2,750.00
Bidder: ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp. – 100%
Designated Representative : ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.
Exploration Licence: EL452


Parcel No.BSMD-5
(203,635 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $ 1,100,000.00
Work deposit: $ 275,000.00
Issuance Fee: $ 3,500.00
Bidder: BP Exploration Company Limited -100%
Designated Representative : BP Exploration Company Limited
Exploration Licence: EL453

 

Further information may be obtained by contacting

Mailing address:
Northern Oil and Gas Branch
Oil and Gas Management Directorate
Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
OTTAWA ON K1A 0H4

Courier only:
Northern Oil and Gas Branch
Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
10th Floor, 15/25 Eddy Street
GATINEAU QC K1A 0H4
Telephone: (819) 997-0877
Fax: (819) 953-5828

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Environmental Information

The maps below have been provided in order to raise awareness regarding relative environmental sensitivities to oil and gas activity in the southern Beaufort Sea region.

The information contained within the maps is being further developed and refined in consultation with resource management partners.  Users should consult appropriate expert authorities to be fully informed on the state of knowledge on sensitivities.

The maps are being shared at this time to inform the call for bids process which is underway in the region and to elicit comments and input for future refinement. 

The following maps are available:

  1. Polar Bear
  2. Beluga Whales
  3. Ringed Seals
  4. Migratory Birds
  5. Hunting
  6. Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) – (courtesy of DFO)
  7. Marine Geo-hazards – (courtesy of NRCAN)

For further information on how these maps evolved and were developed consult: "Development of a Decision Support Tool for Resource Management in support of a Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Canadian Beaufort Sea",    

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