The ExxonMobil-operated Hebron Offshore Project will be presented with the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions in recognition of its technological advancements while achieving world-class safety performance. The technological advancements implemented by the Hebron Offshore Project are expected to benefit future offshore development in topsides footprint and weight, as well as digital technology developments. Advanced technological developments utilized include: advanced heavy oil/separation process technology used to significantly reduce the separation process footprint; alleviation of heat loads on nearby equipment by utilizing an innovative design on the power plant gas turbine exhaust stacks; reduction in the primary and secondary steel required as wave model testing was used to ensure safe design loads for topsides; integration of process control, process shutdown, fire and gas, and emergency shutdown procedures enabling real-time collaboration and support from onshore. It is one of the largest topsides ever built with an operating weight of 65,000MT and was on schedule for First Oil in 2017 per the original plan.
Additionally, the safety performance of Hebron was world class. The project was executed on a global basis and included engineering, procurement with major suppliers from more than 20 countries, and large labor workforces in Newfoundland and Labrador and Korea. During execution, the largest topsides float-over of over 50,000MT was safely accomplished. Upon completion, the Hebron Project team worked more than 42 million hours in Newfoundland and Labrador without a lost-time injury. The Hebron co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (35.5 percent), Chevron Canada Limited (29.6 percent), Suncor Energy Inc. (21 percent), Equinor Canada Ltd. (9 percent) and Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas Inc. (4.9 percent).