WHITE ROSE EXTENSION PROJECT
April 18, 2014
When completed, the White Rose Extension Project will be the first fixed wellhead platform installed off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Subject to partner, corporate, and regulatory approvals, the Husky Energy White Rose Extension Project (WREP) is being developed through the construction of a wellhead platform, and Arup will be responsible for the detailed engineering design (DED) of the concrete gravity structure (CGS) of the wellhead platform. The CGS will be constructed in a purpose-built dry graving dock.
We were engaged by Husky Energy to perform a concept study for the wellhead platform and provided project management and design services for the pre-Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) and FEED. This included management of the pre-FEED of the topside drilling and accommodation module supported on the ~72,000m3 CGS platform. The firm’s concept centred on using a dry-build solution for the CGS, which allows the CGS to be constructed entirely onshore and then towed 350km east of Newfoundland to the site and installed by ballasting on to the seabed.
In addition to project management and design services, Arup provided the following services:
Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering
Key collaborators on the project include Mustang Canada Inc. who completed the drilling and accommodation FEED; Upstream Engineering LLC for the drilling and accommodation concept and pre-FEED; and C-CORE for the definition of sea ice and iceberg loading criteria.