CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) has commenced production from a second oil well at the South White Rose extension drill centre offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
The two wells are expected to ramp up to a combined net peak production of 15,000 barrels per day (bbls/day). South White Rose is Husky's second major subsea tieback following the North Amethyst subsea project in 2010.
"This satellite extension aligns with our long-term strategy to extend the life of the main White Rose field through staged step-outs," said CEO Asim Ghosh.
Production from the South White Rose extension drill centre is tied back to the SeaRose FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel.
Atlantic Region Activity Update
The Company continues to advance its assessment of subsea and wellhead platform concepts for development of the West White Rose extension. The project is expected to begin production in the 2020-plus timeframe, subject to ongoing review and final approvals.
The West Hercules rig is continuing an 18-month exploration and appraisal program in the Bay du Nord discovery area in the northern Flemish Pass Basin. Husky holds a 35 percent working interest in the discovery.
Husky is the operator of the White Rose field and satellite extensions, holding a 72.5 percent working interest in the main White Rose field and a 68.875 percent interest in the satellite fields, which include North Amethyst, South White Rose and West White Rose.
Husky Energy is one of Canada's largest integrated energy companies. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and its common shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE. More information is available at www.huskyenergy.com
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements and information (collectively "forward-looking statements"), within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation, Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are forward-looking and not historical facts.
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In particular, forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, references to expected net peak production at the Company's South White Rose extension drill centre; and expected timing of production from the West White Rose extension.
There are numerous uncertainties inherent in projecting future rates of production. The total amount or timing of actual future production may vary from production estimates.
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