2000

  • SOEP Fractionation Plant at Point Tupper opened
  • Hebron M-04 Delineation well, Grand Banks offshore NL (Chevron et al)
  • Terra Nova FPSO vessel arrives at Bull Arm, NL for topsides installation and vessel commissioning

2001

  • Deep Panuke project (PanCanadian Petroleum), offshore Nova Scotia, announced
  • White Rose milestones: C-NLOPB approves Development Application (Husky Oil Operations)
  • McCully (Corridor Resources) milestones: #2 well reaches total depth; flow testing completed; D-48 drilling begins
  • Point Tupper Lateral (M&NP) ready to deliver natural gas
  • Terra Nova milestones: FPSO departs Bull Arm for sea trials; first well drilled into Far East Block

2002

  • Captain Cook #1, West Coast NL (Vulcan Minerals) drilling begins
  • Terra Nova produces first oil
  • McCully D-48 (Corridor Resources) drilling completed
  • White Rose milestones: Husky Energy sanctions project; Marystown fabrication facilities acquired for White Rose topsides fabrication
  • Annapolis G-24 deepwater well offshore NS (Marathon Oil) strikes gas
  • Deep Panuke public review undertaken jointly by C-NSOPB and NEB
  • M&NP Phase IV expansion receives regulatory approval

2003

  • Study assessing risk from iceberg scour on Labrador Shelf released by C-CORE
  • EnCana requests suspension of timelines on the Deep Panuke Project
  • Hibernia oil production increased from 180,000 bpd to 220,000 bpd
  • White Rose milestones: Bull Arm, NL leased for topsides fabrication; NEWDOCK (St. John’s) undertakes subsea manifold fabrication
  • Marine CNG Centre of Excellence at Memorial University announced (EnerSea Canada)
  • Orphan Basin offshore NL draws over $670 million in exploration commitments
  • First gas from Alma field, SOEP Tier II

2004

  • White Rose milestones: FPSO SeaRose hull completed in South Korea; SeaRose arrives Marystown, NL for topsides installation and vessel commissioning
  • 5-year moratorium on duty for temporary importation of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) announced by NRCan
  • Bear Head LNG terminal (Anadarko Petroleum) construction begins

2005

  • Hebron – Ben Nevis development JOA announced by Chevron Canada and partners (ExxonMobil, Petro-Canada and Norsk Hydro)
  • Rowan Gorilla VI, the first jack-up used offshore NL, spuds well in South Whale Basin (Husky Energy)
  • White Rose milestones: SeaRose hookup and commissioning completed, departs Marystown, NL [07]; SeaRose arrives at White Rose Field, offshore NL; first oil
  • Construction begins at the Canaport LNG terminal in Saint John, NB

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2006

  • Deep Panuke Offshore Strategic Energy Agreement (OSEA) signed by EnCana and GNS
  • Orphan Basin first exploration drilling begins (Chevron)
  • West Bonne Bay SDL delineation drilling confirms hydrocarbon (Norsk Hydro, Husky Energy)

2007

  • First gas at McCully (Corridor Resources)
  • GNL and Hebron Consortium sign MOU regarding development of field
  • GNL releases Energy Plan, introduces Energy Corporation – Nalcor Energy
  • Deep Panuke receives governmental approval and project sanction
  • White Rose milestone: Formal agreement between GNL and Husky Energy for White Rose expansion project

2008

  • Rig sharing agreement announced between StatoilHydro, Husky Energy & Petro-Canada
  • Formal agreement between GNL and Hebron partners for development of Hebron field

2009

  • NL offshore projects reach 1 billion barrels produced
  • Cougar Helicopter Flight 491ditches in Atlantic Ocean offshore NL; 17 lives lost, one survivor; Offshore Inquiry established to recommend improvements to safety for helicopter transport
  • StatoilHydro announces discovery in Flemish Pass, on Mizzen Prospect
  • Nalcor Energy acquires 67 per cent working interest in three permits at Parsons Pond

     

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