By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 9 -- Husky Energy Inc. has received approval for subsea development of North Amethyst oil field, the first of three White Rose field satellites planned for development off Newfoundland (OGJ, Feb. 25, 2008, p. 37).
After completing agreements on royalties and benefits with federal and provincial governments, Husky let a €190 million contract to Technip for engineering, fabrication, and installation of 23.7 km of flexible flowlines and 5.4 km of umbilicals plus installation of manifolds and associated pipework.
Technip's Deep Pioneer and Wellservicer vessels will install the equipment in 2009.
Husky expects to drill 11 North Amethyst wells for tie-back to the SeaRose floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel moored in 120 m of water in White Rose field. Base-case production estimate for the satellite is 62,900-75,500 b/d.
Last year Husky said White Rose, in the Jeanne d'Arc basin 350 km east of St. John's, Newf., was producing an annual average 120,000-125,000 b/d of 30º gravity oil. It trimmed output to 90,000-95,000 b/d in January while performing maintenance on the FPSO and halted production during Apr. 1-3 because of an ice threat.