White Rose

Initial development of White Rose focused on the South Avalon oil pool, utilizing a 21-well system tied back to the FPSO through a subsea production system. Since then, several field extensions have achieved first oil. North Amethyst, the first subsea tieback to the White Rose core field, began flowing oil to SeaRose in May 2010, West White Rose production was initiated from a pilot well pair in September 2011 and the South White Rose subsea tieback achieved first oil in June 2015.  The North Amethyst Hibernia formation, located deep beneath the producing Ben Nevis-Avalon formation, started production in September 2016.

In May 2017, Husky Energy announced it would proceed with development of the West White Rose field using a fixed wellhead platform tied back to the SeaRose FPSO. Construction of the project's concrete gravity structure (CGS) began later that year in Argentia and the accommodations module was awarded to Kiewit Offshore Services in Marystown.

It is expected that West White Rose will achieve first oil in 2022 and reach peak production of roughly 75,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025. The project is anticipated to create 250 permanent jobs during steady state operations, with 1500 people indirectly employed.

Status: In production

Discovery date: 1984

Field location:
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.

Water depth: 125 m (410 ft)

First oil:
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
West White Rose - scheduled for 2022

Operator:  Husky Energy

Project participants:

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%

Oil resources (as of December 2017):
(White Rose and North Amethyst fields combined)
479 million barrels – recoverable reserves
284 million barrels – already produced
195 million barrels – remaining production

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 FPSO to tankers for shipment

For further information:
Husky Energy
Suite 901, Scotia Centre
235 Water Street
St. John’s, NL    A1C 1B6
Website: www.huskywhiterose.com
Tel: 709-724-3900



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