By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 22 -- Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, extended the western section of White Rose oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador with its White Rose O-28 delineation well.
The well was drilled on Significant Discovery License 1044 to a maximum depth of 3,342 m and revealed a 280-m oil column in a multilayered reservoir in the Ben Nevis Avalon formation. The crude is 31° gravity, the same as current production from White Rose field in the Jeanne d'Arc basin (OGJ Online, May 15, 2006).
Interpretation of 3D seismic data and results from the O-28 well indicate a potential recoverable resource base of 40-90 million bbl of crude, said company officials. That is in addition to estimated gross proved and probable reserves of 240 million bbl in White Rose oil field at the end of 2005.
An additional sidetrack well is being drilled and logged for more information on reservoir quality, continuity, and hydrocarbon contacts.
Husky plans to tie this extension back to the SeaRose floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, which is currently producing 85,000 b/d of oil from four wells. A fifth production well is being completed and is slated to come on production later this month, increasing production capacity to 110,000 b/d. A sixth production well, scheduled to come on stream at yearend, will increase production capacity to 125,000 b/d.
Husky will complete performance testing on the SeaRose FPSO this summer to determine its productive capacity and will be apply to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board to increase the annualized daily production limit above the currently approved 100,000 b/d.
Husky holds a 72.5% working interest in White Rose field and is the project operator. Petro-Canada holds 27.5% (OGJ Online, Aug. 28, 2005).