Process Update for TGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum GeoServices and MultiKlient Invest (MultiKlient) NorthEastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey (the Project)

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File OF-EP-GeoOp-M711-5554587 02
CEAR File #: 10-01-53884
11  October 2011

Ms. Darlene Davis
Lead Canadian Consultancy
RPS Energy
1545 Birmingham Street
2nd Floor
Halifax, NS  B3J 2J6
Facsimile 902-425-0703

Dear Ms. Davis:

Process Update for TGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum GeoServices and MultiKlient Invest (MultiKlient) NorthEastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey (the Project)

MultiKlient proposes to conduct an offshore marine seismic survey in Baffin Bay/Davis Strait. The proposed project is expected to be carried out over five years during the open water season beginning in 2012. As an update to the process information letter submitted to MultiKlient on 13 July 2011, the Board wishes to further inform parties of the process for the Project application.

An information request was sent to MultiKlient on 8 September 2011. The response to this information request, and any subsequent information requests will inform the draft Environmental Screening Report (ESR). The draft ESR will be available through the public registry for public comment. The public registry for the Project can be found on the NEB website.

During the public comment period, Mr. Hamilton, as the authorized Section 15 Member, will accept written comments on the draft ESR and will hold public meetings to hear comments from all interested parties and to provide information on the application process. The public meetings are tentatively planned to take place in the communities of Pond Inlet, Clyde River and Iqaluit. The Board will provide further notice on the public meetings when this information becomes available.

The final ESR will be completed after the public comment period has ended. The ESR and public comments will be considered in Mr. Hamiltons’ report and recommendations which he will present to the Board for their decision on the application.

The Board directs MultiKlient to serve a copy of this letter, including the translation on all interested parties (including everyone who has filed comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment) by 17 October 2011.

For more information on the process for the Project application, or should you wish to receive a copy of the draft ESR by mail please contact Christy Wickenheiser at 403-299-3869.

Yours truly,

Anne-Marie Erickson
Secretary of the Board

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