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Husky to resume full production at White Rose

SeaRose FPSO and standby vessel at the White Rose field.
SeaRose FPSO and standby vessel at the White Rose field.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Husky Energy announced Friday it will restart production at its White Rose field from its two drill centres that were still shut after an oil spill in November 2018.

Three other White Rose drill centres resumed production earlier this year.

Husky will undertake “an orderly restart” of the North Amethyst and South White Rose Extension drill centres, and “expects to reach full rates by early next week,” the company stated in a news release.

“We regret the spill last year,” CEO Rob Peabody stated in the release. “As a result of our investigation, we’ve enhanced our startup procedures, strengthened equipment and added more barriers to prevent failures.”

The oil spill was caused by a failed flowline connector near the South White Rose Extension drill centre, which came apart during startup, the company said, and it has been replaced with a flowline connector that has a higher load capacity.

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