The SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) achieved first oil from the White Rose field on November 12, 2005. Initial development of the field focused on the South Avalon oil pool using a 21-well system tied back to the FPSO through a subsea production system.
Production from North Amethyst, the first subsea tieback to the White Rose core field, began flowing to the SeaRose FPSO in May 2010. Production from a pilot well pair at West White Rose was initiated in September 2011.
Production equipment for the South White Rose subsea tieback was installed in the summer of 2014 and production began in mid-2015.
The North Amethyst Hibernia formation started production in September 2016. Estimated to contain eight million barrels of oil, North Amethyst Hibernia is deep beneath the producing Ben Nevis-Avalon formation in the White Rose field.
Status: In production
Discovery date: 1984
Grand Banks, 350 km (217 mi) east of St John’s, NL
White Rose is located on the eastern edge of the Jeanne d’Arc Basin on Grand Banks, 350 km (217 mi) southeast of St. John’s, NL
Water depth: 125 m (410 ft)
Core field - November 12, 2005
North Amethyst satellite field - May 2010
South White Rose satellite field - mid-2015
North Amethyst Hibernia satellite field - September 2016
Operator: Husky Energy
White Rose core field:
Husky Energy – 72.5%
Suncor Energy – 27.5%
White Rose expansion fields: North Amethyst, South White Rose and West White Rose
Husky Energy – 68.875%
Suncor Energy – 26.125%
Nalcor Energy – 5%
White Rose core field:
238 million barrels of oil; 3.023 tcf natural gas
White Rose expansion fields:
North Amethyst: 70 million barrels of oil
South White Rose: 24 million barrels of oil
West White Rose: 115 million barrels of oil
55,000 bpd (annual average)
Production to date:
197.55 million barrels of oil cumulative as of November 30, 2014
Ben Nevis-Avalon: 189 million barrels
West White Rose Ben Nevis-Avalon pilot: 8.55 million barrels
Mode of development:
FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel
Design storage capacity – 940,000 bbl
Oil is produced from subsea wells (producers and injectors) and fluids are carried between subsurface reservoirs and the SeaRose FPSO by more than 65 kilometres of flexible flowlines and risers.
Crude is offloaded from the SeaRose to tankers for shipment
For further information:
Suite 901, Scotia Centre
235 Water St.
St. John’s, NL A1C 1B6
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