Hibernia Marks 20 Years

Today marks the 20th anniversary of when the Hibernia first produced oil.

Just last year the oil platform produced its one billionth barrel of oil.

Hibernia is approximately 315 kilometres east-southeast of St. John's, in 80 m of water.

The production platform Hibernia is the world's largest oil platform by weight and consists of a 37,000 t integrated topsides facility mounted on a 600,000 t gravity base structure.

The platform was towed to its final site, and 450,000 t of solid ballast were added to secure it in place. Inside the gravity base structure are storage tanks for 1.3 million barrels of crude oil.

The project employs 1,500 people.