Deepwater Oil Drilling: Canada

Shell prepares to drill offshore Nova Scotia

The Canadian Broadcast Corp. (CBC) has reported that Shell Canada Ltd. has four vessels in Halifax Harbour waiting for approval to begin drilling offshore Nova Scotia.


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has conditionally approved Husky Energy's amended development plan for the White Rose extension project.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Woodside secures farm-in offshore Nova Scotia

Woodside Petroleum has finalized an agreement with BP to farm in to 20% of various offshore blocks in Nova Scotia’s Scotian basin.

Petrofac to manage Nova Scotia deepwater development study

The government of Nova Scotia has contracted Petrofac to help identify the best means of exploiting the eastern Canadian province’s ultra-deepwater oil potential.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Shell welcomes partners to offshore deepwater Nova Scotia project

ConocoPhillips and Suncor Energy will join Shell as joint venture partners on its deepwater Shelburne basin exploration program.


Flemish Pass partners plan further deepwater drilling

Husky Energy and Statoil have secured the semisubmersible West Hercules for an exploration and appraisal campaign this fall in the deepwater Flemish Pass basin offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Liwan nears start-up offshore China

Husky Energy says the CNOOC-operated Liwan gas project in the South China Sea is nearing production, with commissioning of the shallow water platform and gas plant under way.


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