Dalhousie Law Journal


common law, statutory law, seismic, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, offshore, petroleum, boards, privacy, legislation, copyright


The authors review the common law, common contractual language and statutory law relating to the confidentiality of seismic information. The extent of the rights of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Boards to receive, use and make seismic data public is considered in light of freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation. The authors discuss the different treatment of specified user and speculative seismic data, and explore copyright.