Regulation Database – Oil and Gas

National Oil and Gas Leasing Plans

United States:

“Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program 2012-2017.” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (2011)


“Review of Offshore Drilling in the Canadian Arctic.” National Energy Board (2011)


“Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Greenland: Strategy for License Policy.” Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (2009)

Comparative Studies:

“Comparing the Offshore Drilling Regulatory Regimes of the Canadian Arctic, the U.S., the U.K., Greenland and Norway.” The Pembina Institute (2011).

National and Corporate Oil Spill Response Plans and Studies

United States:

“Chukchi Sea Regional Exploration Program Oil Spill Response Plan.” Shell. Alaska (2011)

“Beaufort Sea Regional Exploration Program Oil Spill Response Plan.” Shell. Alaska (2011)

“National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan.” (40 CFR § 300)

“Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the U.S. Arctic Ocean.” The Pew Environment Group (2010).


“Environmental Oil Spill Risk Assessment for the South Coast of Newfoundland.” Transport Canada. (2007)

“National Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime.” Transport Canada. [web page]


“Oil Spill Prevention and Contingency Plan.” Exploration Drilling Programme. Cairn Energy (2011)


“NOFO Standard: Requirements for Oil Recovery Vessels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.” Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (2011).


National Laws on Oil Pollution Response

United States:

U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 40)


Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act (R.S., 1985, c. A-12)


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