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Report on environmental impact assessment for the Tree River seismic and exploratory drilling project   /   Golder Associates   Devlan Exploration Ltd. [Sponsor]
[Yellowknife, N.W.T.] : Golder, 2000.
ii, 48, [44] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
Web PDF version of this report is incomplete, missing illustrations, photographs, maps, and some appendices.
ASTIS record 58648.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.glwb.com/Application%202000/Devland/EIAfinal.pdf

Devlan Exploration Inc. (Devlan) is proposing to complete a seismic data acquisition and wellsite drilling project (the Project) during the winter months of December 2000 to April 2001. Devlan has contracted Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed development to meet the screening requirements of the Gwich'in Land and Water Board (GLWB), under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA), and the National Energy Board (NEB), under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (COGOA). ... Appendix 1 provides additional information to support both the land use permit (LUP) and water licence (WL) applications to the Gwich'in Land and Water Board. ... Copies of related licences are provided in Appendix II. Details of Access and Benefits Agreements are given in Appendix III. A Fuel Spill Contingency Plan is provided in Appendix IV. All maps and figures are attached in Appendix V. Equipment lists are in Appendix VI. Results of a search for listed archaeology sites for the Project area are in Appendix VII. Photographs are provided in Appendix VIII. ... Operations included the following components: seismic lines; a winter access road; camps for seismic work and wellsites; water use points for camps, drilling and winter road construction; and a remote sump and borrow pit for drilling operations. The Project area is southwest of the Mackenzie River, and immediately east of the Tree River in the Northwest Territories .... All components are in Gwich'in Settlement Area .... (Au)

Project description for the proposed Chevron Canada Resources Mackenzie Delta Inuvik Block 1 & 2 Winter Seismic Program   /   Inuvialuit Environmental & Geotechnical Inc.   Chevron Canada Resources Limited [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. ; Inuvik, N.W.T. : Inuvialuit Environmental Inc., 2000.
iv, 62 p., [13] leaves, [39] p., 4, 2, 8 p : ill. (some col.), 5 folded maps ; 28 cm.
Appendix A: Details of mobile sleigh camp - Appendix B: Emergency response plan and fuel and oil spill contingency plan - Appendix C : Archaeological site descriptions - Appendix D: Appropriate licence.
Project #700-00.
ASTIS record 50234.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The project proposed by Chevron entails the acquisition of 650 km of 2D seismic data within approximately 4200 kmē of land, located in the Inuvik 1 and Inuvik 2 blocks on the Mackenzie River Delta. These blocks of land are located on Inuvialuit 7(1)(a) private lands within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), with some lines extending onto Crown lands. During winter 2000/2001, Chevron plans to shoot 22 seismic lines. These lines vary in length, ranging from approximately 14 km to 53 km, and are spaced at intervals exceeding 1 km. The results of the seismic program will be used to delineate potential exploratory drill sites and additional exploratory seismic programs. Schlumberger Oilfield Services (Schlumberger) has been contracted to manage the seismic operations on behalf of Chevron. Schlumberger will provide the geophysical survey team and equipment required to conduct the seismic program. The seismic crew will be housed in a mobile sleigh camp that will move to predetermined locations as the program progresses, (Section 4.3). Seismic operations will commence in January and are anticipated to be complete by late April or May 2001. Mobilization of equipment may begin as early as November, weather and ice access permitting. Chevron is proposing to use the dynamite explosive technique as the source of seismic input signal into the ground. To allow calculation of refraction statistics, shot holes will be drilled every 80 m with receivers located every 20 m. In addition, Chevron is proposing to conduct seismic under lakebeds within the project area. Various seismic techniques will be employed to mitigate any impact on habitat and fish within waterbodies during the course of the program. (Au)

Project description for the proposed Chevron Canada Resources Langley South 3D Seismic Program   /   Inuvialuit Environmental & Geotechnical Inc.   Chevron Canada Resources Limited [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. ; Inuvik, N.W.T. : Inuvialuit Environmental & Geotechnical Inc., 2000.
iv, 59, 29, 14, [3] p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps (some folded) ; 28 cm.
Partial contents: Veritas DGC Land emergency response plan / Veritas DGC Land - Veritas DGC Land oil and hazardous material spill contingency plan / Gary Dick of Veritas DBC Land.
Project #738-00.
ASTIS record 50235.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

Chevron Canada Resources (Chevron) is applying to conduct a winter 2001 seismic program within the Mackenzie River Delta region of the Northwest Territories. The proposed project entails the acquisition of 3D seismic data on 130 kmē of land on Langley Island. The program is located on Exploration Licence 394, held by Burlington Resources Energy Canada Ltd. (Burlington), and on Chevron's Significant Discovery Licence 16. The proposed program is located on Crown Lands in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, approximately 105 km north of Aklavik, 105 km west of Tuktoyaktuk and 120 km northwest of Inuvik. Pending regulatory approval, seismic exploration is scheduled to commence in February 2001. The proposed 3D program is a cooperative effort resulting from the recent joint venture partnership of three companies: Chevron, Burlington and BP Canada. The South Langley project represents a change in scope of the previously approved Burlington Winter 2000/2001 Seismic Program from 82 linear kilometres of 2D seismic to approximately 1044 linear kilometres of 3D seismic. In addition, the 3D program will be coordinated and operated by Chevron, as a result of the three-company joint venture. Should the South Langley 3D Seismic Program receive approval from the various regulatory agencies, the 82 km of 2D seismic will be replaced by the new 3D block. Inuvialuit Environmental and Geotechnical Inc, (IEG) has been commissioned by Chevron to prepare this Project Description for the Chevron Canada Resources Langley South 3D Seismic Program. The Project Description has been prepared to meet the requirements of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and fulfill the Operating Guidelines and Procedures of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC). The proposed project is located in a lowland delta environment within the Mackenzie River Delta. The topography in the project area is flat to gently rolling. Vegetation in the area is limited to grasses and shrubs. It is anticipatedthat minimal to no clearing will be required along seismic lines. The Langley South 3D seismic program has been developed with the consideration of minimizing impacts on the environment and land users. However, the potential exists for temporary alteration of vegetation and wildlife habitat along seismic lines; elevated noise, emissions and traffic levels resulting in short-term wildlife displacement; temporary disruptions to traditional land use in the vicinity of the project; and disturbance to permafrost. Protection measures designed to mitigate the potential environmental impacts are presented in this Project Description and in Table II. No significant residual impacts are identified. Chevron and its contractors are committed to following these measures in order to minimize the risk of potential environmental impacts and disturbance of culturally and historically significant areas. (Au)

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