After the deposition a period of uplift and erosion occurred due the further expansion and rifting of the Atlantic ocean that forms an unconformity at the top if the middle Kimmeridgian deposits.
At the end of the rifting phase, a passive rift margin phase occurred allowing for new depositional areas within the basin. Recoverable reserves are estimated at over million barrels and with some time, that may prove to be even more, as was the case with the Hibernia project which began 20 years ago.
The main reservoir, the Ben Nevis, is trapped due to a stratagraphic trap occurring above the sandstone and trapped on the sides due to the Egret Fault. The development partners submitted a development application to the provincial government in April in order to keep to this timeline and meet the deadline for first oil.
The GBS consists of a reinforced concrete structure designed to withstand sea ice, icebergs and meteorological and oceanographic conditions. The contract also included an option to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction services.
For more information about the Hebron project visit: www. The field was first discovered inand is estimated to produce more than million barrels of recoverable resources.
The main oil rig sits at 92 meters of water.
The star-shaped ice wall has 16 sharp teeth that distribute the force of an iceberg impact over the surface of the structure. The Hebron platform consists of a stand-alone gravity-based structure, which supports an integrated topsides deck that includes living quarters and drilling and production facilities.