Husky Awards White Rose Subsea Contract

Husky Energy has awarded a $250 million contract for the subsea production system for the White Rose oil field project, located 350 kilometers off the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

he contract covers the design, supply and installation of the subsea system for the White Rose project. Husky plans to use a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to develop the offshore field.

The subsea production system includes a total of 42 kilometers of flexible risers, flowlines and umbilicals, five subsea manifolds, up to 21 Christmas trees and wellheads distributed across three Glory Hole sites. Glory Holes are depressions in the ocean floor excavated to provide protection for the subsea production equipment.

The contract has been awarded to Technip CSO Canada Ltd., which is a Newfoundland-based affiliate of Paris-based Technip-Coflexip. The contract also contains an option for Technip CSO Canada to carry out the installation of the mooring system for the White Rose FPSO.

"The White Rose project will benefit Newfoundland and Labrador, and the offshore oil industry," said Mr. John C.S. Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Husky Energy. "This contract is a key part of the total White Rose project development."

White Rose is the third major oil field project in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, following Hibernia and Terra Nova. White Rose received project sanction in March 2002 and first oil is scheduled to commence prior to the end of 2005.