Exxon’s Hebron project offshore Newfoundland produces first oil

ExxonMobil on Tuesday announced first oil output from the Hebron field offshore eastern Canada, according to Reuters.

Located about 200 miles east-southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, the platform sits in water depths of 300 feet.

It has been developed over an eight-year period by Exxon and is being operated by ExxonMobil Canada Properties which has a 35.5% stake in a joint venture that also includes Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil ASA and Nalcor Energy.

The field, originally discovered in the early 1980s, is estimated to contain more than 700m barrels of recoverable resources and is expected to have a peak potential output of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd).

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