Husky Energy to finish White Rose restart

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, will restore full production from White Rose oil and gas field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador by restarting the final two of five drill centers taken offline after a November 2018 leak.

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Husky Energy Inc.

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, will restore full production from White Rose oil and gas field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador by restarting the final two of five drill centers taken offline after a November 2018 leak (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2019).

Oil escaped through a subsea flowline connection during restart of production shut in during heavy weather.

The Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board approved the last restarts, which are from the North Amethyst and South White Rose Extension drill centers.

Field output before the mishap was 23,640 b/d of oil and 122.5 MMcfd of natural gas.

“Key mitigations implemented by Husky as part of their case towards resumption of full production operations include installation of a replacement flowline connector with higher load capacity, installation of strengthening clamps on similar connectors in other production flowlines, and third-party flow assurance work to help mitigate against future hydrate development,” the C-NOPB said in a news release. “Husky has also implemented new procedures for abnormal and nonstandard conditions along with the cultural measures required to be a high reliability organization.”

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