Hebron platform in place on Grand Banks
Following a 12 day journey from the Bull Arm Construction Site in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Hebron Gravity Base Structure (GBS) has reached its final destination on the Grand Banks, offshore Newfoundland. The GBS is 220 metres high, 130 metres in diameter, and contains more concrete than the Empire State Building.
Later this year oil production from the Hebron oil field, located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, is set to begin.
Hebron – By the Numbers:
- 700 million barrels is the estimated amount of oil contained in the Hebron oil field.
- 93 metres is the water depth at the Hebron field
- 150,000 barrels per day of oil will be produced by the Hebron platform at peak production.
- 5 companies have joined together to support the Hebron project: ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy.
- $14 billion have been invested into the Hebron project.
- 750,000 tonnes is the total weight of the Hebron platform. That’s more than seven aircraft carriers.
- 7,500 employees were working on building Hebron GBS in Bull Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador, at peak construction.
Check out the time-lapse video of the construction of the Hebron platform here.