Canada’s energy company Husky Energy has awarded Wood Group a multi-million dollar contract to complete detailed engineering for the topsides of White Rose, a concrete gravity-based structure wellhead platform planned for offshore eastern Canada.
The Canadian company approved the West White Rose development offshore Newfoundland and Labrador last May. The development will entail the use of a fixed wellhead platform tied back to the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
As far as Wood Group’s work scope goes, the project includes procurement services and engineering design work, the company said on Thursday.
The oilfield services company also added its team has identified several project innovations to significantly reduce engineering person-hours and realize other savings at White Rose.
Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood Group, said, “We are combining our global expertise and capabilities from St. John’s, Canada; Houston; Sandefjord, Norway; and Bogotá, Colombia to complete White Rose in the next 12 months with a clear focus on adding value and delivering cost savings and efficient project delivery.”
First oil from the project is expected in 2022 and the project is anticipated to achieve a gross peak production rate of approximately 75,000 barrels per day (bbls/day) in 2025, as development wells are drilled and brought online.