Natural Resources

White Rose

The White Rose field was discovered in 1984 by the drilling and testing of the Husky et al Whiterose N-22 exploratory well. Following the initial discovery, eight additional wells were drilled to define the structure. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board issued a Significant Discovery Licence for the field on January 15, 2004. The White Rose Significant Discovery Area consists of both oil and gas accumulations. Husky Energy, the operator of the field reported that first oil production had been achieved on the SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel), making it the province's third offshore oil development, on November 12, 2005.

The White Rose field is located on the northeastern Grand Banks approximately 350 km east of St. John's, Newfoundland, in a water depth of about 120 metres. The White Rose Development focuses on the South Avalon pool and at the time it was initially proposed for development, the field had an area of about 40 square kilometers and the proponent estimated that it contained 230 Million barrels of recoverable oil.

For estimates of recoverable oil and gas reserves and resources and production statistics please see the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board website.

The links below will take you to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board's website. Neither the Department of Natural Resources nor the C-NLOPB warrant the information contained on the site to be accurate and therefore are not responsible for any errors or omissions.

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