Environmental impact statement for exploratory drilling in the Lancaster Sound region
Norlands Petroleums Limited
[Calgary] : Norlands Petroleums Limited, 1978.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Pallister order no. NR2.
ASTIS record 4517.
The purpose of this report is to provide the reader with a review of the most relevant information on all aspects of drilling in the Lancaster Sound. Considered in our studies are the drilling system to be used, the hazards of offshore drilling, the physical and biological environment, the fate and effects of an assumed oil well blowout on the Arctic biota and finally, the effectiveness of the oil spill counter measures. Other factors of importance are the social and economic implications which may mean the providing of some work for the native people in the area and the impact of world-wide attention to this exploration activity on the life style of the native people. This environmental impact statement however, does not consider the eventual development of this possible discovery into an oil field. ...
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