A massive oil
drilling station off the Grand Banks
. Because of the need to produce an iceberg
resistant design, the project was a massive engineering undertaking. The oil platform sits atop a massive concrete gravity base structure
(GBS) sitting on the ocean floor. The GBS also acts as a crude oil
reservoir and has "teeth" to protect it against icebergs, should primary iceberg diversion activities fail.
offshore oil field is owned jointly by Mobil Canada
(33.125%), Chevron Canada
Resources (26.875%), Petro-Canada
Hibernia Holding Corporation (8.5%), Murphy Oil (6.5%) and Norsk Hydro (5%).