Hibernia is an offshore production platform located at the Hibernia oil field, 315 km from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, within the Jeanne d’Arc Basin.
The Hibernia platform is made of three components: Topsides, Gravity Base Structure (GBS), and an Offshore Loading System (OLS). The topsides facilities on the Hibernia platform accommodate drilling, producing, and utility equipment and provide living quarters for platform workers.
The platform was towed to the Hibernia oil field and positioned on the ocean floor in June of 1997. It began producing oil on November 17, 1997, making it Newfoundland and Labrador’s first offshore production platform.
The Hibernia field was first discovered in 1979 and was expected to have a life of 20 years, but through extended-reach drilling, geological and reservoir modelling technology, and daily maintenance and operations of the equipment, the projected life of the project has been extended beyond 2040.