ExxonMobil Announces $14 Billion Hebron Oil Project

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On Friday, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  ) announced plans to develop the Hebron oil field off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The company plans to use a gravity-based structure to recover more than 700 million barrels of oil from the field, at a rate of 150,000 barrels per day, for a total capital cost of $14 billion. Exxon's Canadian subsidiary will own 36% of the project, with Chevron's (NYSE: CVX  ) Canadian subsidiary owning 26.7%, Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU  ) 22.7%, Statoil's (NYSE: STO  ) Canadian subsidiary 9.7%, and Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas 4.9%.

Production is slated to begin around the end of 2017. Regulatory approvals from the governments of Canada, Newfoundland, and Labrador have already been secured. Front-end engineering and design for the structure has already been completed, as well.

Exxon shares closed 0.5% higher after the news Friday, at $88.96.

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