Chevron Canada has been exploring for new sources of energy offshore Atlantic Canada for more than 40 years. In 1979, the company discovered the Hibernia Field. This major discovery was the catalyst that launched Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore energy industry.
Chevron Canada holds a 26.9 percent nonoperated working interest in the Hibernia Field that comprises two key reservoirs, Hibernia and Ben Nevis Avalon (BNA). Chevron Canada also has a 23.7 percent nonoperated working interest in the unitized Hibernia Southern Extension (HSE) areas of the Hibernia Field, which have been developed with subsea tiebacks to the Hibernia Platform.
Cutting-edge, cost-effective technologies are employed at the Hibernia Field, including wells that reach up to 4.5 miles (7.2 km) in length and are drilled to a depth of almost 13,000 feet (3,960 metres). The production platform also has been specially built to withstand impacts from large icebergs that can be found in the production field. In 2018, the average net daily crude oil production was 22,000 barrels.
Chevron Canada holds a 29.6 percent nonoperated working interest in the Hebron Field, which includes a concrete, gravity-based platform with a design capacity of 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Following eight years of project engineering and construction, crude oil production was initiated at the Hebron Field in November 2017. In 2018, total daily crude production averaged 60,000 barrels (18,000 net) and is expected to ramp up in 2019. The operator has estimated the field will produce more than 700 million barrels of oil over its anticipated 30-year economic lifespan.
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The Terra Nova oil field is located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, about 35 km southeast of Hibernia. Production began in 2002. Chevron Canada has a 1 percent interest in the Terra Nova Project.
flemish pass basinIn the Flemish Pass Basin offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Chevron Canada is conducting an active program on one exploration block.
Chevron Canada has a 50 percent-owned and operated interest in Flemish Pass Basin Block EL 1138, comprising approximately 339,000 net acres (1,374 sq km). In 2018, Chevron Canada relinquished its interest in blocks EL 1125 and EL 1126. The block is located approximately 400 km east of St. John’s, NL.