The Hebron oilfield, discovered in 1981, is located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s. It consists of three discovered fields named Hebron, West Ben Nevis and Ben Nevis. Production is anticipated in late 2017.
Oil will be produced from a gravity-based structure (GBS) that was constructed at the Bull Arm Fabrication site and designed to store approximately 1.2 million barrels of crude oil. The structure will be towed out to the Hebron oil field in May 2017 where it will operate in 93 metres of water. First oil is anticipated before the end of this year.
A substantial portion of the topsides was also engineered and fabricated in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Hebron’s recoverable oil reserves are estimated at 707 million barrels (Source: C-NLOPB) over its 30-year production life.
ExxonMobil Canada is the operator for the Hebron project and project participants include:
- ExxonMobil Canada Properties – 35.5 %
- Chevron Canada Resources – 29.6 %
- Suncor Energy – 21 %
- Statoil Canada – 9 %
- Nalcor Energy – 4.9%