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.
Oil is 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. A substantial portion of the topsides was also engineered and fabricated in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The structure was towed out to the Hebron oil field in June 2017 where it operates in 93 metres of water. The installation drew first oil on November 27, 2017.
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%