Canadian Offshore: White Rose approval changes focus off Newfoundland

Development on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland is gaining momentum with a second field coming on stream and two additional fields under active consideration: White Rose and Hebron-Ben Nevis.Companies are also preparing to explore beyond the Jeanne d'Arc basin, where Newfoundland activity has been focused to date, into several deepwater basins in the region. Click here to enlarge imageThe Newfoundland offshore area covers about 225,000 sq miles, with eight basins of potential interest to the industry (Fig. 1). But none except Jeanne d'Arc has been drilled in recent years. The focus has remained on this productive basin where about 50 exploration wells have found 2 billion bbl of ...

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