Hibernia-its impact on aggregates from Atlantic Canada

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 81, No. 911, 1988

R. FLOOD North Atlantic Contractors

Oil has been discovered off Newfoundland in a number of locations on the Grand Banks, the most notable and exciting being in 1979 when Hibernia was discovered. This discovery has brought new challenges to the province as well as to all of Canada. During the seven years* since its discovery, both industry and governments have attempted to define its parameters and to find the most efficient and economical way to develop the field. A number of studies have been completed during the interval and in 1985, Mobil Canada Ltd. and partners stated that they would prefer to develop the field by using a concrete Gravity-Based Structure (CBS).
Mots Clés: Industrial minerals, Concrete, Platform construction, Hibernia, Oil fields, Drilling equipment, Gravity-based platform, Mineral resources.