High-tech solutions reduce  offshore emissions

High-tech solutions reduce  offshore GHG emissions

From 2005 to 2021 Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. reduced GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) emissions from flaring by an Estimated 50%.

From 2005 to 2021 Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. reduced GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) emissions from flaring by an Estimated 50%.

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Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) plays an important role in Canada’s energy industry with offshore exploration and production. The four major offshore projects are Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose, and Hebron.

Hibernia is an offshore production platform located at the Hibernia oil field, 315 kilometres east of St. John’s, NL. The field was discovered in 1979 and production started in 1997. In December 2016, the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) and ExxonMobil Canada announced the Hibernia facility had produced its one billionth barrel of oil.

But the focus is also on reducing environmental impacts – and the results are impressive. From 2005 to 2021, Hibernia has reduced GHG emissions by 29%, due to several initiatives and operating improvements:

  • Installing a pervasive WiFi system in the Hibernia platform’s production areas allows for real-time analysis and remote execution, which led to more efficient fuel consumption. 
  • Fugitive emissions have been reduced by implementing optical imaging leak detection which improves leak detection and repair.
  • Flare reduction efforts and reliability from 2005 to 2021 resulted in reducing GHG emissions from flaring by about half. 
  • In 2020, the two original diesel-powered cranes on the platform were replaced with electric cranes.

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Hibernia has produced oil for more than 25 years. Learn more about the project.

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Hibernia has produced oil for more than 25 years. Learn more about the project.

Hibernia is continuously working to improve offshore safety & emissions reductions.

All emissions data cited on this page was sourced from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board’s 2022 Annual Emissions Reduction Initiatives Report available at: https://www.cnlopb.ca/wp-content/uploads/emrep/emrep2022.pdf.