Newfoundland and Labrador’s Hibernia oil platform was completed in 1997.
The engineering alone took 2 million work hours. (Photo courtesy of HMDC Ltd.)
OFFSHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS CAN BE as tall as a skyscraper or as big as a sports stadium!
In addition to all the industrial areas required for drilling and pumping, most platforms have sleeping quarters, visitor accommodations, a heli-pad, restaurant, coffee house, cinema, gym and other recreational areas – like a mini world at sea.
Imagine building Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Hebron platform. It needs to be able to withstand sea ice, icebergs and weather conditions that can sometimes be insane. Would you be up to the challenge? Throughout its construction, this $14 billion project created 3,500 construction jobs.
Does building a deep-sea facility like this excite you? Use the Career Finder to explore the construction careers that work in this sector and you could get into the action.
- May 7, 2917: The colossal Hebron platform lies anchored in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland waiting for the right conditions to begin its voyage to the field.
- April 18, 2007: Construction of Hebron is now complete
- March 16, 2017: Work is winding down at Bull Arm as the Hebron project approaches completion.
- Feb. 21, 2017: A look at the new Hebron offshore project's massive topsides
- Dec. 15, 2016: Video showing the impressive Hebron topsides that were joined to the gravity based structure at the Bull Arm site
- 3 Lessons Learned from a Junior Engineer Working on the Hebron $8.3 Billion Off-Shore Oil Project
- Check out this impressive time-lapse video showing construction of the gravity-based structure during 2012-2014 and then towing it out to a deep-water construction site for further work on it. Pretty cool. There's also lots of great pics and other videos at this link.
- June 22, 2015: Check out this video that tours the floating construction site of the gravity-based structure.