BASIN Database - Production

Production: Scotian Basin

Total Scotian Basin Production Graphs

Cohasset-Panuke

Rowan Gorilla I rig Canada's first commercial offshore oil was produced here in 1992. The project comprised two separate oil fields (Cohasset and Panuke) located about 8 kilometres apart some 40 kilometres southwest of Sable Island (offshore Nova Scotia). Over a seven year span, these fields produced over 7 million cubic metres (44 million barrels) of oil. Last production was in December 1999.

Sable Project

Galaxy II rig Phase one of the Sable Project consisted of a number of gas fields (North Triumph, Thebaud & Venture) located near Sable Island. These fields were connected to a 200 kilometre subsea pipeline to the Nova Scotia mainland. From there, the gas was piped to New England. Lateral gas pipelines served centres in the Maritimes. First production was in January 2000. The first Phase two field to be developed, Alma, began production in November 2003. The second Phase two field, South Venture, began production in December 2004. Last production from the Sable Project was in December 2018.

Deep Panuke

Deep Panuke Platform Deep Panuke, discovered in 1998, was the second offshore Nova Scotia natural gas development project. The reservoir was located in Jurassic carbonates, over 1000 metres below the previously depleted Panuke oil field - which was in Cretaceous sandstones. Deep Panuke gas, produced from four wells, travelled via subsea flowlines to an offshore platform where it was processed before being transported via a 175 kilometre subsea pipeline to shore. From there, the gas entered the existing Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline system for export to markets in eastern Canada and the New England states. First production was in August 2013. Last production was in May 2018.

Production: Jeanne d'Arc Basin

Total Jeanne d'Arc Basin Production Graphs

Hibernia

Hibernia Platform The Hibernia oil field, discovered in 1979, is located on the Grand Banks some 300 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland. First production from the massive Hibernia Platform was in November 1997. To the end of December 2020, 135 wells have been drilled and over 186 million cubic metres (1175 million barrels) of oil have been produced.

Terra Nova

Terra Nova FPSO The Terra Nova project, the second offshore Newfoundland oil field to be produced, is located 35 kilometres southeast of Hibernia. This field, discovered in 1983, is being developed using a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO). First production was in January 2002. To the end of December 2020, 59 wells have been drilled and over 67 million cubic metres (425 million barrels) of oil have been produced.

White Rose

Sea Rose FPSO The White Rose oil field, discovered in 1984, is the third offshore Newfoundland oil field to be produced. The field, located on the eastern margin of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin (approximately 50 kilometres east of Hibernia), consists of both oil and gas pools. First production was in November 2005, utilizing the SeaRose FPSO. The first satellite field, North Amethyst, began production in late May 2010. To the end of December 2020, 39 White Rose wells have been drilled and over 40 million cubic metres (253 million barrels) of oil have been produced. At the same time, 14 North Amethyst wells have been drilled and over 8 million cubic metres (56 million barrels) of oil have been produced.

Hebron

Sea Rose FPSO The Hebron oil field, an amalgamation of three fields (Hebron, West Ben Nevis and Ben Nevis), is the fourth offshore Newfoundland oil field to be produced. The Ben Nevis discovery was drilled in 1980, the Hebron discovery was drilled the following year. The Hebron field is centred about eight kilometres north of the Terra Nova FPSO location. First production was in late November 2017, five months after the Hebron Gravity Based Structure (GBS) was put in place. To the end of December 2020, 24 wells have been drilled and over 18 million cubic metres (115 million barrels) of oil have been produced.
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