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.

Construction updates

The colossal Hebron platform lies anchored in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland waiting for the right conditions to begin its voyage to the field.


Hebron Living Quarters
A quick look at the Hebron living quarters under construction.
Installing a Platform
Check out this installation of a topside module on an offshore oil platform.