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