The White Rose field is located 350km east of Newfoundland, approximately 50km from both the Terra Nova and Hibernia fields. The 3 include a thick-billed murre, an unknown species of murre and an unidentified species. We don't have an immediate weather window for this work and these conditions may take some time to present. We have implemented enhanced oversight on critical activities to raise the awareness of potential risks and providing team back up. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. A few were sighted in the area on March 15. The flowlines have been displaced with seawater and had their flowline integrity proven through leak testing. Recovery of flowline connector and plugging of flowline. Observation flights to date: 12 Dedicated wildlife observers are conducting hourly observations from both the Skandi Vinland and the Maersk Detector. There's no reference to financial considerations in Husky's statement to CBC, but the company also announced this week it is further slashing capital spending this year by $700 million, bringing the total to $1.7 billion, or half the original budget for what's called capex. The restart sequence will begin with hot-oiling, which involves taking hydrocarbons from on board the SeaRose and circulating through the CDC flowlines to warm up the lines. No sheens have been detected since November 18. On Friday, December 7, Husky submitted its preliminary report on the November 16 oil spill to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). The West White Rose Project public information office is located in the Placentia Mall, on Blockhouse Road in the Town of Placentia. Survey work on the South White Rose Extension (SWRX) has been completed. Recovered wildlife status: Of the 18, 4 are at the seabird rehabilitation centre in St. John's and 4 (3 petrels and 1 murre) are deceased. It is being treated at the seabird cleaning centre. One end of the flowline connector has been removed and a plug inserted into the end of the flowline. Hycal Energy Research Laboratories Limited. This includes recovering the flowline connector … Impacted wildlife observed: 18 birds Husky Energy intends to develop the western portion of the White Rose field and other potential resources (the White Rose Extension Project, hereafter the WREP), and has submitted an application to do so to the Canada‐Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (the Board). Since that time we have been awaiting a suitable weather window to carry out the work safely. Technical work continues into what caused the flowline connector to separate. ROV surveys are continuing. Table 4.13: WHP production profile design parameters. As of last fall, the CGS was more than 50 per cent complete. Construction on the West White Rose oil project will not resume this year, and Husky says first oil is now delayed until at least 2023. Production has resumed from the Southern Drill Centre, following the startup plan accepted by the CNLOP-B and after a series of risk assessments and due diligence activities were performed. The testing regime has been reviewed by our certifying authority, DNV-GL, and provided to the regulator. By late last year, Husky's massive concrete gravity structure for the West White Rose extension project was 55 per cent complete, and is being built in a specially built … Spill response equipment is on site to ensure any residual oil is captured quickly. The pre-conditions included: pre-deployment of spill response equipment, on scene aerial surveillance and regular wildlife observations. previously assessed White Rose Field (Figure 1-6). No sheens have been detected since Nov 18 and no impacted wildlife observed since November 22. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The March 14 pre-project wildlife survey identified four seabirds in a 54 kilometre area. The original White Rose field was developed using subsea … The remaining bolts and clamps on the second half of the flowline connector were removed, and then the connector was removed. This will be followed by the installation of the new flowline connector, which has a higher load capacity. For the last several weeks, we have been working to complete inspections, revise processes and give ourselves, the certifying authority and the regulator, confidence that we are able to proceed with various operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. WEST WHITE ROSE PROJECT. Expected to resume Monday, November 26. Once flowlines reach the required temperature, we will bring the first production well online. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. The plan incorporates mitigations including: In addition, all Husky-contracted vessels supporting the response are equipped with Rutter's Sigma 6 spill detector radar. In addition, tabletop exercises conducted early in the New Year have been re-run with the team carrying out the work. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Richard Pratt . The two had been recovered during the spill response and brought to a seabird cleaning centre for treatment and rehabilitation. SDP is committed to providing access to employment of qualified candidates to ensure an equitable and diversified workplace. The infographic below this update outlines the steps in the process. Husky has not said how these setbacks will affect construction costs. Husky Energy has confirmed that construction on the West White Rose project will not resume this year. Agreed mitigation includes ROVs in the water to observe the operation, aerial surveillance on standby and a support vessel in the field carrying spill response equipment. These results have been verified with our certifying authority, DNV-GL, and shared with the C-NLOPB. Once disconnected from the flowline, the component will be placed in a recovery basket for retrieval to surface and plugs will be inserted into the ends of flowline. When the project was sanctioned three years ago this month, first oil was slated for 2022. The sheens were dispersed using approved methods. The Husky Energy West White Rose Concrete Gravity Structure (CGS) – SNC-Lavalin On October 18th, 2019, the Husky Energy West White Rose Concrete Gravity Structure (CGS) … Additional wells will be brought online in a planned sequence. Flushing/Leak testing of Central Drill Centre. The White Rose field and satellite extensions are located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 km east of Newfoundland and Labrador. A project-specific spill response plan has been designed to ensure that we can manage any potential volume of residual oil. Observation flights to date: 10 It's the latest blow for an oil industry that has been hit hard by a combination of a collapse in demand and prices for fuels because of the global pandemic, and worldwide inventories that are nearly at capacity as countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia crossed swords in a production war. Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador. A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) survey confirmed the release came from a subsea flowline connection. Impacted wildlife observed: 18 birds We are committed to taking the time to bring the field on safely and in accordance with our values of operating safely and protecting the environment. Our focus remains the safety of our people and the environment. The West White Rose Platform will serve as a fixed drilling rig and is located approximately 350 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland & Labrador, in the West White Rose field. Observation flights to date: 12 ROV surveys: ongoing as weather permits Work continued Monday, March 18 on recovering the flowline connector at the South White Rose Extension. Vessels observing on-water: 6 Some of these were included in the preliminary report in December. The Husky decision means uncertainty for the roughly 650 workers who were helping construct the concrete gravity structure at a graving dock in Argentia, and another 230 workers were employed by Kiewit Offshore Services at the Cow Head fabrication facility in Marystown, building the living quarters and other smaller modules for the wellhead platform's topsides. Subsea ROV surveys: Suspended due to sea states This article was first published on Rigzone here. With its co-venture partners, Husky Energy is developing West White Rose with a concrete gravity (CGS) supported wellhead platform which is an innovative technology for the region and a proven concept around the world. Recovered wildlife status: Of the 18, 4 are at the seabird rehabilitation centre in St. John's and 4 (3 petrels and 1 murre) are deceased. We have completed our activities at the South White Rose Extension. See the full news release, Second vessel with of oil spill response equipment at site, Activities with potential for oil release will be conducted during daylight hours, Pre-deployment of spill response equipment, On-site representation and direction from spill response contractor Eastern Canada Response Corporation, Restricting work with potential environmental impact to daylight hours, Wildlife observation plan includes "hold" points in the event of marine mammals or large numbers of seabirds in immediate area, Dedicated wildlife observers on two vessels, Recovery of the flowline connector and plugging the flowline, Leak testing at the Central Drill Centre (CDC), Non-standard or infrequent conditions; and, Adverse weather and challenging conditions. We have also implemented more conservative operating limits during start-up conditions. We continue to focus on integrity verification at the South White Rose Extension, including recovering the flowline connector and plugging the flowline. Observation flights to date: 8 ROV crews continued to disconnect bolts from the flowline connector. Wildlife update: An oiled murre was discovered on the supply vessel Atlantic Heron when it arrived in St. John's December 4. The volumes are estimated at 47.5 litres. No sheens have been detected since November 18. Vessels observing on-water: 6 The flowline was then placed back on the seafloor and tested again. Husky suspends West White Rose project on Covid-19 concerns 3/22/2020 CALGARY - Husky Energy announced that it will begin a systematic and orderly suspension of … Our plan to carry out this work was approved by regulators in January. 2000. There is a risk of residual oil in the flowline being released during the process. In support of this activity, inspections were previously completed and verified on the SeaRose hull, topsides and mooring system. Impacted wildlife observed: 18 birds Between July 5 and 7 we expect to start work to prepare the site, including the pre-deployment of tools and equipment. No sheens have been detected since November 18 and no impacted wildlife observed since November 22. The operation will resume Monday morning due to weather limitations on aerial surveillance. Aerial surveillance March 16 confirmed there were no sheens observed outside the response area. No seabirds were seen on the surface of the water at the time. All the work is weather dependent and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. The West White Rose project is the latest megaproject to feel the effects of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. We have completed a risk assessment, reviewed start-up procedures and updated our adverse weather guidelines. The White Rose Expansion Project involves the development of three satellite fields: the North Amethyst, the West White Rose and the South White Rose. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board and federal agencies, including the Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Wildlife Service and Environment and Climate Change Canada, provided oversight of the operation onshore and offshore. ... WEST WHITE ROSE PROJECT. Husky-White Rose Well L-08 Core Cleaning and We are committed to ensuring all the appropriate checks and balances are in place for this work to proceed safely and with minimal environmental impact. That platform is a mega world-class initiative and is being constructed in Argentia, Newfoundland right now. We have submitted an interim investigation report to the C-NLOPB, which identifies a number of contributing factors to the incident. We have worked with our certifying authority to satisfy ourselves the SeaRose FPSO and associated equipment is ready to safely operate the Central Drill Centre (CDC). The White Rose field and satellite extensions are located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 km east of Newfoundland and Labrador in… The total volume is estimated at less than one litre. The West White Rose Project public information office is located in the Placentia Mall, on Blockhouse Road in the Town of Placentia. Table 4.12: Injected seawater analysis. It is partnered on … Observation flights to date: 12 The next phase of this work will involve displacing the remaining flowlines with water, starting with the South White Rose Extension (SWRX), where our planned program has been accepted by the regulator. Weather conditions offshore were not suitable for aerial surveillance Sunday, March 17. 1.2 White Rose Extension Project Proponents Ownership interests in the White Rose field are held by Husky (72.5 percent) and Suncor (27.5 percent). once the on-scene commander confirmed that all pre-conditions were met and it was safe to proceed. Vessels observing on-water: 6 Subsea ROV surveys: Conducted from Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23, when paused due to sea states. Over five days the bolts and flanges around the damaged flowline connector were disconnected, the connector removed and the open ends of the flowline plugged. 12-01-68249. It will eventually be towed to the White Rose oil field 350 kilometres east of St. John's. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). The operation was carefully planned and executed, with oversight and input from regulatory and certifying agencies. None were oiled. Husky-White Rose Well A-17 Traced Core and Initial Water Saturation Study. Subsea ROV surveys: ongoing since Monday, November 19 Husky Energy Suspends West White Rose Project Company takes immediate action to ensure the safety of Husky’s workforce, construction sites … Pending a successful test and relevant approvals, we would resume production from the Southern Drill Centre. "Due to the time required to safely secure sites, and to ramp them back up again, combined with uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 timelines, construction is suspended for the remainder of the year and the timing for restarting construction activities is undetermined at this time," Husky told CBC News. We are also revising our Adverse Weather Policy to add more formality around the process of restarting production. Vessels observing on-water: 5 Husky Oil consultant report. Project Overview Husky is the operator and majority owner of the White Rose field and satellite extensions. The open end of the flowline was plugged and secured. As projected, we did have releases of residual oil from the flowline. All captured birds will be treated at the rehabilitation centre. Impacted wildlife observed: 15 birds Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) has announced a review of the West White Rose Project in the Atlantic region. No sheens have been detected since November 18, and no impacted wildlife have been observed since November 22. A hose will be connected to the plugs using remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and water from tanks onboard the Skandi Vinland will be used to flush the flowline. We will mitigate this by adapting our operating procedures and monitoring plans, incorporating flow assurance work being carried out by a third-party contractor. Absorbent material has been placed over the flowline connector to further reduce the risk of oil being released to surface. When we removed the first end of the flowline connector, approximately 47.5 litres of residual oil were released from the flowline, which was consistent with expectations and spill response plans. This remains a priority for both us and the regulator. CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) today announced a review of the West White Rose Project in the Atlantic region. Vessels observing on-water: 5 We have had ongoing meetings with the regulator this week to finalize our approach, and in support of this will conduct a tabletop exercise Friday, Jan. 11 with the C-NLOPB, Coast Guard and others to walk through and refine the process and necessary mitigations. The connector will be sent for forensic analysis. A Great Black Backed Gull (non-oiled but recovered from a drill rig) continues to recover in the rehabilitation centre. There are no other birds at the centre. This was managed by our spill response vessel, the Maersk Detector using agreed operational protocols. West White Rose Project Together with its co-venture partners, Husky Energy is developing the West White Rose project with a concrete gravity structure. This procedure has been verified by our certifying authority. An additional 2 common murres are currently being treated at the centre. Recovered wildlife status: Of the 18, 3 are being treated at the seabird rehabilitation centre in St. John's and 5 (3 petrels and 2 murre) are deceased; a Great Black Backed Gull recovered at the Henry Goodrich Friday, November 24 was not oiled by the release, but brought to rehabilitation centre for treatment. Subsea ROV surveys: Conducted from Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23, when paused due to sea states. The West White Rose Project will be developed through a fixed drilling platform consisting of a concrete gravity structure (CGS), built by the SNC-Lavalin- Dragados-Pennecon General Partnership (SDP), and an integrated topsides facilities. 12-01-68249 Husky Oil Operations Limited, on behalf of its co-venturers, is proposing the White Rose Extension Project (WREP) at the White Rose Field, northeast Grand Banks. The South White Rose Extension and North Amethyst Drill Centres have been isolated. The investigation continues to assess the mix of fluids released. Husky Oil Operations Limited CEAR No. The focus has been on disconnecting bolts from the flowline connector. Overview • One of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies • Headquarters in Calgary, Alberta ... similar to those faced by other oil and gas companies and some are unique to Husky . In the coming days, we will begin a staged restart of the CDC. The flowline itself is not damaged and will remain on the seabed for re-connection. The work will begin during daylight hours. The flowline ends were plugged in March and it is filled with seawater. ROV and spill response vessels remain in the field. The CDC is isolated from other production flowlines and drill centres at the White Rose field. Pending completion of our due diligence and regulatory approvals, we anticipate moving on some key activities in the coming days and weeks including: While we still have some final verifications to complete, we could begin flushing and leak testing of the Central Drill Centre as early as this weekend or Monday. The flowline connector components were brought to the surface in a basket, using the crane on the Skandi Vinland. Production will only resume when the regulator, and certifying authorities, along with Husky, are satisfied conditions are in place to ensure the integrity and safe operation of the flowline. SDP is committed to providing access to employment of qualified candidates to ensure an equitable and diversified workplace. The wellhead platform will be tied back to the SeaRose FPSO, which has been producing oil in White Rose field since 2005. Sept. 25, 2014 . The White Rose Expansion Project involves the development of three satellite fields: the North Amethyst, the West White Rose and the South White Rose. Project Information Husky Energy, on behalf of the West White Rose Project (WWRP) proponents, Husky, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) and Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas Inc. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is staffed with an Information Officer available to answer questions and provide information to the public on the project. Expected to resume Monday, November 26. The West White Rose project will access further resources to the west of the field, using a fixed drilling rig tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO. Terry Roberts is a journalist with CBC's bureau in St. John's. A release occurred as we were in the process of resuming operations. CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 09, 2020 -- Husky Energy today announced a review of the West White Rose Project in the Atlantic region. In addition, "hold" points have been built into our processes, and, with the regulator and relevant federal agencies, appropriate mitigations and oversight have been identified. We will provide additional information once our plan is finalized and approved by the regulator and we have a weather window to complete the work. Monitoring continues at the site. No sheens have been detected since November 18. West White Rose Project - Subsea Tie-Back. Impacted wildlife observed: 18 birds The flowline itself is not damaged and will remain on location for future re-connection. While the risk of releasing residual oil is low, additional mitigations will be in place to quickly manage any release, including: When the flowline connector is installed, we will work with the C-NLOPB and certifying authority to determine a testing program to verify system integrity. As part of the testing regime, we will have ROVs in the water to monitor for any leaks. Husky Energy, on behalf of the West White Rose Project (WWRP) proponents, Husky, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) and Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas Inc. (Nalcor), is leading the development of the WWRP. Observation flights to date: 10 Impacted wildlife observed: 18 birds Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Husky has mobilized resources to the White Rose Field to carry out key integrity work at the South White Rose Extension. Work concluded Saturday, March 16 with one end of the flowline connector disconnected, and one of four bolts at the other end removed. When the West White Rose project was sanctioned three years ago, Husky said it would have a 25-year lifespan, produce more than 180 million barrels of oil, and deliver … First oil is expected in 2022. The Atlantic Hawk was on scene with spill response equipment to provide support if required, however no sheen was spotted at surface. The White Rose field and satellite extensions are located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, 350 km east of Newfoundland and Labrador. Recovered wildlife status: Of the 15, 3 birds are being transported to shore for treatment; 2 will be treated, 1 is deceased. These include adapting our operating procedures and monitoring plans, and incorporating flow assurance work being carried out by a third-party contractor. The company said the review follows the suspension of major construction activities in … West White Rose Project Together with its co-venture partners, Husky Energy is developing the West White Rose project with a concrete gravity structure. Comments are welcome while open. Using remote operated vehicles and the crane of the Skandi Vinland, the flowline ends were lifted into a specially-designed installation skid, the new flowline connector was installed and leak testing to verify system integrity was conducted. Subsea ROV surveys: ongoing since Monday, November 19 We are working to finalize our evaluation of the other potential causal factors such as flowline tension and bending movements. Our inspection regime has been completed, and certifying authority verification of flowlines, moorings, topsides and hull is in place. Subsea ROV surveys: Ongoing Two Thick Billed Murres were released back into the wild last night from the supply vessel Atlantic Hawk about 50km outside St. John's harbour. Husky's final report will include engineering analysis of the flowline connector once it can be brought ashore. Vessels observing on-water: 4 Husky's preliminary investigation indicates the release happened when a flowline connector failed near the South White Rose Extension drill centre, approximately 350 km east of St. John's. ROV surveys are continuing as weather permits. It is an engineering estimate based on the flow rate of the line and the time fluid was known to be flowing. Subsea ROV surveys: Ongoing We have also implemented more conservative operating limits during start-up conditions. Indications point to the development of hydrates, which are crystalline structures formed when natural gas and water combine at low temperatures and high pressure. The operation to recover the flowline connector began shortly after 7a.m. We continue the process of testing field integrity and resuming production at additional White Rose Drill Centres. Project Information. An investigation into the cause is underway. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is staffed with an Information Officer available to answer questions and provide information to the public on the project. The 3 include a thick-billed murre, an unknown species of murre and an unidentified species. The initial release occurred during the approximately 20 minutes offshore teams were troubleshooting a drop in flowline pressure. Husky Oil Operations Limited White Rose Extension Project Husky Oil Operations Limited CEAR No. Displaced fluids will be routed back to the SeaRose FPSO for separation. We continue to work with the regulator on a plan to recover the failed flowline connector and plug the flowline and are cooperating fully with its investigation. 2000. It is operated by Husky Energy(68.875%) on behalf of Petro-Canada (26.125%) while the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through the province’s energy corporation, holds an equity stake of 5%. That end of flowline was plugged, so both open ends of the flowline have now been mechanically sealed off. Wildlife observation surveys concluded on Wednesday, November 28 with 26 search grids completed. Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) has announced a review of the West White Rose Project in the Atlantic region. Note: Probabilistic sum will not sum … Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. We expect to complete the recovery of the flowline connector pieces on Tuesday, March 19 and return them to surface for further investigation and analysis. WEST WHITE ROSE PROJECT. This work was carried out in 120 metres of water, approximately 350 kilometres from shore, with support from Husky's onshore and offshore teams and contractors. Total volumes are estimated at less than one litre. Clamps are being applied to all similar production flowline connectors in the South White Rose Extension and North Amethyst drill centres to further increase the tension limits required for separation, after the clamp was tested on a water injection flowline. These were managed based on our approved protocols. Observation flights to date: 10 Leak testing of the Central Drill Centre is a necessary step to assure us, the regulator, and our certifying authority that it is safe to resume operations in this area. ... WEST WHITE ROSE PROJECT. The components will be brought onshore for further investigation and analysis, assisting in investigations by Husky and the regulator to determine the root cause of the November 2018 oil spill. When the flowline connector is replaced, it is possible residual oil trapped when the plugs were installed could be released to surface. Expressed in comments plan is designed to ensure any residual oil site since spill! 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