The 1800s
1812: Oil seep seen at Parson's Pond on Newfoundland's west coast
1859: Oil discovered in shallow wells in southeastern NB
1967: Parson's Pond exploration confirms crude
1869: First Atlantic Canadian well drilled in Cape Breton, NS
1869-1905: 19 wells drilled in NS
1895: Parson's Pond drilling strikes oil and gas (Newfoundland Oil Company)
1909: Stony Creek oil and gas discovery onshore NB
1912: Stony Creek gas delivered to customers in Moncton, NB
1943: First Atlantic Canadian offshore well drilled off PEI