Production and handling

Hebron crude oil is produced by a joint venture among ExxonMobil (35.5%), Chevron (29.6%), Suncor (21%), Statoil (9%) and Nalcor Energy (4.9%). The oil field, first discovered in 1980, is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in the Jeanna d’Arc Basin 350 kilometers (217 miles) southeast of St. John’s.  Production began in November 2017.

Load Port and Shipping Information

Hebron crude oil is produced from a gravity base structure (GBS) designed to resist icebergs. The GBS is located 200 miles off the shores of Newfoundland. Three purpose-built Canadian flag tankers shuttle the crude oil to Newfoundland Transhipment Terminal (NTL) at Whiffen Head.

Newfoundland Transhipment Terminal

NTL is located on the eastern side of the head of Placentia Bay. The exact location is 47° 46' 26"N and 54° 00' 58" W. Mariners are referred to Canadian Hydrographic Chart No. 4839 — Head of Placentia Bay. Hibernia and Terra Nova crudes are also loaded from this terminal.

NTL loads up to 155 DWT Tankers. For more information on the transhipment terminal, visit the NTL website.


  • Gravity 20.4
  • Sulfur 0.79%
  • Loading port Whiffen Head


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