Northern Component

The Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, travelled to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut twice between early December 2014 and mid-February 2015

Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Investment, Government of the Northwest Territories; and, NWT Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (Yellowknife)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB-GNWT service agreement; post-Devolution overlapping regulatory responsibilities; regulatory development

Chair, Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (Yellowknife)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NWT Board Forum; community engagement; overlapping regulatory responsibilities

Chair and CEO, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation; and Chair, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (Inuvik)

  • Discussion Topics Included: history of the Inuvialuit Land Claim Agreement; history of oil and gas exploration in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region; regulation of offshore exploration; proposed regulatory changes (financial responsibility, absolute liability) for offshore exploration; community engagement

Mayor of Inuvik (Inuvik)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s post-Devolution regulatory responsibilities; Inuvik’s experience with the cyclical nature of oil and gas exploration in the Mackenzie Delta; construction of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk road.

Nunavut Oil and Gas Summit – various Nunavut stakeholders (Iqaluit)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; NEB focus on safety and protection of the environment

Premier of Nunavut (Iqaluit)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; NEB focus on safety and protection of the environment; community engagement

Chair, Nunavut Impact Review Board (Iqaluit)

  • Discussion Topics Included: review of Memorandum of Understanding; community engagement; overlapping regulatory responsibilities

President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association (Iqaluit)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; history of oil and gas exploration in Nunavut; regulation of offshore exploration; community engagement

President, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (Iqaluit)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; history of Nunavut Land Claims Agreement; history of oil and gas exploration in Nunavut; regulation of offshore exploration; community engagement

NWT Board Forum – various Northwest Territories regulators (Yellowknife)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the Northwest Territories; NEB focus on safety and protection of the environment; NEB strategic priorities; regulatory cooperation; post-Devolution overlapping regulatory responsibilities

Premier of Northwest Territories and Ministers of Industry Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources (Yellowknife)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; NEB focus on safety and protection of the environment; NEB-GNWT service agreement; NEB-OROGO cooperation and coordination

President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Ottawa)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB’s regulatory mandate in the North; history of Nunavut Land Claims Agreement; history of oil and gas exploration in Nunavut; regulation of offshore exploration; community engagement
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