Husky Energy is moving forward with the West White Rose Project, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.The Company and its partners will use a fixed wellhead platform tied back to the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The platform, which has received regulatory approval, will enable the Company to maximize resource recovery.x
First oil is expected in 2022 and the project is anticipated to achieve a gross peak production rate of approximately 75,000 bpd in 2025, as development wells are drilled and brought online.
â€œOver the years the Atlantic business has provided some of the strongest returns in the Companyâ€™s portfolio and West White Rose is the next chapter,â€ said CEO Rob Peabody. â€œThis project is of a scale approaching the original White Rose development and is able to use the existing SeaRose FPSO to process and export production.
â€œWeâ€™ve made significant improvements to the project since it was first considered for sanction, including identifying numerous cost savings, achieving a 30% improvement in capital efficiency and increasing the expected peak production rate by 40% over our initial estimate,â€ added Peabody. â€œMoving forward with this project is a significant milestone for Husky, while creating jobs, royalties and other benefits for Newfoundland and Labrador.â€
With the tie-back to the SeaRose, incremental operating costs are expected to be less than $3/bbl over the first 10 years, further driving down overall operating costs per barrel for the entire White Rose field as the project ramps up.Husky has a working interest of approximately 70%. Project partners are Suncor Energy and Nalcor Energy