Dalhousie Law Journal


offshore, oil, gas, decommissioning, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland


While planning for the ultimate decommissioning of Atlantic Canada offshore oil and gas facilities is a necessary requirement of project approval, this issue has not yet graduated to the level of attention it receives in other parts of the world with more mature offshore petroleum industries. In this article, the author reviews some decommissioning methods and examines the international and domestic law applicable to the decommissioning of oil and gas facilities on the continental shelf offshore Atlantic Canada.