Exxon says working to return Canada's Hibernia oil platform back to production

FILE PHOTO: Logos of ExxonMobil are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world's biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N said on Friday it was working with regulatory and response agencies to prepare for the return of Canada's Hibernia oil platform to production after a spill in mid-July.

Return to production date will be determined during continued discussions with authorities, Hibernia’s largest shareholder Exxon said.

Hibernia has been producing oil since 1997 and sits roughly 315 km (200 miles) east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. ExxonMobil owns the largest stake in the project, followed by Chevron Canada CVX.N and Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru, editing by G Crosse