FPSO selected for White Rose field News
// June 16, 2000
White Rose operator Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky Oil 72.5 per cent), and joint-owner Petro-Canada (27.5 per cent), has selected a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) as the preferred production facility concept for the proposed WhiteRose development project.The decision follows the recommendation of Kvaerner SNC-Lavalin Offshore (KSLO) in St John's, Newfoundland, who recently completed the concept screening study.The FPSO was chosen from eight different systems evaluated by KSLO according to a comprehensive evaluation system incorporating assessments of feasibility, flexibility, economic attributes and Canada-Newfoundland benefits.
The FPSO will be an ice-strengthened vessel supporting a topsides process plant. It is expected to have oil production capacity in the order of 100,000 barrels per day and oil storage capacity of around 800,000 barrels.
Husky Oil discovered and operates the White Rose field, which is located on the Grand Banks, approximately 350 kilometres off the East Coast of Newfoundland.
The preparation of a Development Application (DA) has commenced and Husky Oil is working with the various regulatory agencies, business associations and other stakeholders to identify potential issues.
Pending approval and confirmation of commercial viability, project sanction could occur in early 2001 with projected first oil production in the year 2003-2004.
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