Terra Nova Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Suncor
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: 350 kilometres southeast off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Production start: 2002
  • Partners:
    • Suncor Energy 37.675% (operator)
    • ExxonMobil - 19%
    • Statoil - 15%
    • Husky Energy - 13%
    • Murphy Oil - 10.475%
    • Mosbacher - 3.85%
    • Chevron Canada - 1%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Suncor Energy operates the Terra Nova field, which is located approximately 350 kilometres southeast off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Discovered in 1984, the field was the second to be developed off Canada’s East Coast. Production from the field began in 2002, through the use of a Floating, Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Terra Nova FPSO
  • The development has a total of 24 wells – 14 producers, seven water injection and three gas injection wells
  • This was the first development in North America to use FPSO technology in a harsh weather environment.
  • The field produces light sweet crude oil


  • Fluor Daniel Canada, Inc.: The overall project manager provided engineering and construction services to the project.
  • Maersk Company Canada Limited, a leader in the exploration for and production of oil & gas, shipbuilding, aviation, and electronic data process services.
  • Bouygues Offshore, one of the world's largest construction conglomerates known for its unparalleled experience in the design and construction of concrete floaters, both semi-submersible and mono-hull.
  • Emtunga: Additional LQ cabin module
  • Subsea Technologies and Reservoir Team (START), an alliance between Schlumberger Oilfield Services Newfoundland, ABB Vetco Gray Canada and Baker Hughes Canada, will provide world-class integrated well services, well construction and subsea capabilities.
  • Global Maritime: Warranty surveyor and marine consultant for infield pipelines and associated subsea structures


  • 1984 - Terra Nova field discovered
  • 1996 - Petro-Canada Selects Alliance Newfoundland To Perform Design Study
  • 1997 - Environmental Assessment Agency granted approval
  • 1999 - Husky issued Terra Nova Bonds were originally issued for U.S.$250 million
  • 2002 - First production
  • 2006 - Major overhaul of the FPSO



  1. Terra Nova, Suncor
  2. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  3. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  4. Petro-Canada Selects Alliance Newfoundland To Perform Design Study For The Terra Nova Oil Field Development
  5. Terra Nova Review Panel Recommends Go-Ahead with Conditions
  6. Terra Nova starts producing
  7. Husky Energy Redeems Terra Nova Bonds
  8. Terra Nova back in production

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