Newfoundland & Labrador is home to major oil & gas infrastructure facilities and has achieved major construction and repair accomplishments over the past 25 years.
The gravity-based structure (GBS) for the Hibernia offshore oil field, as well as one of its topsides modules, was constructed at the Bull Arm Fabrication site on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. The remaining four modules were constructed overseas and installed on the GBS at Bull Arm, before the structure was towed to its offshore site in 1997.
The GBS for the Hebron offshore oil field, which will be towed offshore this spring and draw first oil later this year, was also constructed at Bull Arm. Most of its topsides modules were also constructed in the province and transported to Bull Arm where integration and commissioning took place.
Kiewit Offshore Services, operating from its Cowhead facility in Marystown on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula, performed engineering, procurement and fabrication of the 18-module SeaRose FPSO, which began operations for Husky Energy on the Grand Banks in 2005. This scope also consisted of integration with the hull and turret. Kiewit has also performed repairs and upgrades on SeaRose and the Terra Nova FPSO for Suncor Energy.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital, St. John’s, is the most easterly city in North America and home to an ice-free, sheltered port which serves as the hub of the offshore oil & gas industry. The port hosts significant industry infrastructure, including the largest marine base in Atlantic Canada; a dockyard with capabilities for vessel repair and refit, engineering and offshore fabrication services; and connections to an extensive supply and service network.
For a full overview of local oil & gas infrastructure and capabilities, visit the following pages on Noia’s website:
- Construction, fabrication and repair
- Research and development
- Storage and transportation
- Ports and marine bases