Canadian energy company Husky Energy has started production from a second oil well at the South White Rose extension drill centre offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
The two wells are expected to ramp up to a combined net peak production of 15,000 barrels per day (bbls/day). South White Rose is Husky’s second major subsea tieback following the North Amethyst subsea project in 2010.
“This satellite extension aligns with our long-term strategy to extend the life of the main White Rose field through staged step-outs,” said CEO Asim Ghosh.
Production from the South White Rose extension drill centre is tied back to the SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel.
Apart from the announcement on the production start, Husky has said it continues to advance its assessment of subsea and wellhead platform concepts for development of the West White Rose extension. The project is expected to begin production in the 2020-plus timeframe, subject to ongoing review and final approvals.
Furthermore, Husky said in a statement on Wednesday, the West Hercules rig is continuing an 18-month exploration and appraisal program in the Bay du Nord discovery area in the northern Flemish Pass Basin. Husky holds a 35 percent working interest in the discovery.
Husky is the operator of the White Rose field and satellite extensions, holding a 72.5 percent working interest in the main White Rose field and a 68.875 percent interest in the satellite fields, which include North Amethyst, South White Rose and West White Rose.