OUR GREAT MINDS

by Tina Olivero

Offshore NL: Life on Hebron

ExxonMobil has released a video showing what it is like to live and work on one of the world’s largest offshore platforms, Hebron, located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Hebron project started production in November 2017. At its peak, the project will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

Discovered in 1980, the Hebron field is estimated to contain more than 700 million barrels of recoverable resources. The Hebron platform consists of a stand-alone gravity-based structure(GBS). The GBS consists of a reinforced concrete structure designed to withstand sea ice, icebergs and meteorological and oceanographic conditions. The platform supports an integrated topsides deck that includes living quarters and drilling and production facilities. The platform has storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels of oil.

The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, which is 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s. The project started production in November 2017. At its peak, the project will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

Hebron is operated by ExxonMobil affiliate, ExxonMobil Canada Properties, which holds 35.5 percent equity in the project. Chevron Canada holds 29.6 percent interest, Suncor Energy holds 21 percent, Statoil Canada has nine percent and Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas Inc. has 4.9 percent.

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