Husky is the operator and majority owner of the White Rose field and satellite extensions. The original White Rose field was developed using subsea technology, consisting of three drill centres tied back to a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Production is provided by subsea wells in the Southern and Central drill centres while surplus gas is re-injected into the Northern Drill Centre for future extraction. In May 2010, production commenced from North Amethyst, the first of a number of potential subsea tie-ins to the main White Rose field.
The current focus of the White Rose Extension Project is on accessing the resources of the West White Rose pool. Subject to final Company, partner and regulatory approvals, Husky is exploring the option of developing this resource using a wellhead platform (WHP) tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO.
The WHP option will consist of a concrete gravity structure (CGS) with a topsides, including drilling facilities, wellheads and support services such as accommodations for up to 144 persons, utilities, flare boom and a helideck. The primary function of the WHP will be drilling. There will be no oil storage in the CGS. All well fluids will be transported via subsea flowlines to the SeaRose FPSO for processing, storage and offloading.
The CGS will be constructed in a purpose-built graving dock at Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the topsides structure will be fabricated in an existing fabrication yard(s). The completed WHP will be installed in the western portion of the White Rose field and tied back to the SeaRose FPSO.
Further information on the project can be found at http://www.cnlopb.ca/pdfs/whiterose/projdesc.pdf
Husky is working to increase employment opportunities for members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities). We also encourage corporations or cooperatives owned by designated groups in the supply of goods and services. You can learn more about Husky’s diversity plan for the White Rose Extension Project here.
White Rose Extension Project co-venturers include