Husky Energy suspends SeaRose operations

Husky Energy Inc. will shut down 27,000 b/d of oil production through its wholly owned and operated SeaRose floating production, storage, and offloading vessel offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The operator said its action was in undertaken to comply with an order received Jan. 17 from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board related to an iceberg management incident that occurred in March 2017.

Husky Energy Inc. will shut down 27,000 b/d of oil production through its wholly owned and operated SeaRose floating production, storage, and offloading vessel offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The operator said its action was in undertaken to comply with an order received Jan. 17 from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board related to an iceberg management incident that occurred in March 2017.

Husky Chief Executive Officer Rob Peabody said the company “will work with the C-NLOPB and take the actions necessary to satisfy the regulator.”

In August 2017, Husky let an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to TechnipFMC to connect the West White Rose platform with the SeaRose FPSO. White Rose field is more than 200 miles east of St. John’s on the eastern edge of the Jeanne d’Arc basin in 393 ft of water (OGJ Online, Aug. 30, 2017).

In May 2017, Husky expected to start oil production from its West White Rose project in 2022 with peak production of 75,000 b/d in 2025.

Husky said it will provide updates as available but did not disclose a projected date to restart SeaRose production.

Contact Tayvis Dunnahoe at tayvisd@ogjonline.com.

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