Incident Disclosure 2019

C-NLOPB approves resumption of drilling operations on Transocean Barents

October 3, 2019

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has approved Suncor Energy’s plan to resume operations on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Transocean Barents, following a September 6, 2019 incident which resulted in an injured Transocean employee.

The injured worker had been released from hospital but in recent days was readmitted and is currently being monitored.

Following the submission of Suncor’s investigation report to the C-NLOPB and significant engagement between the C-NLOPB and Suncor senior personnel, the identification of root causes, causal factors, corrective measures and conditions for restart have been completed or implemented to the satisfaction of the C-NLOPB. Suncor has determined the cause of the incident to be that hazards associated with lifting equipment and operations were not effectively managed. Suncor is required to complete all pre-start-up safety reviews prior to resuming operations.

The C-NLOPB investigation into the September 6 incident is ongoing.

Media Contacts:

Suncor Energy
Media Relations
403-296-4000
media@suncor.com

C-NLOPB
Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
709-778-4224
709-725-2900 (cell)
lrideout@cnlopb.ca


Incident Disclosures 2019

DateUpdate
December 30, 2019Injured Worker on Terra Nova FPSO
November 25, 2019Helicopter Return to Base
October 15, 2019Near Miss on Terra Nova FPSO
October 3, 2019C-NLOPB approves resumption of drilling operations on Transocean Barents
September 26, 2019Approval of plans to resume operations at Hibernia and update on follow up to recent offshore incidents
September 9, 2019Injured Worker on Transocean Barents
August 21, 2019C-NLOPB Update on August 17, 2019 Discharge at the Hibernia Platform
August 18, 2019C-NLOPB Update on August 17, 2019 Discharge at the Hibernia Platform
August 16, 2019C-NLOPB approves re-start of production operations from final two drill centres at White Rose field
August 15, 2019C-NLOPB approves resumption of production operations at Hibernia Platform
August 1, 2019Update – Hibernia Oil Spill
July 18, 2019Hibernia Oil Spill
July 9, 2019Incident Bulletin – Near Miss with Potential for Fatality on Terra Nova FPSO
July 5, 2019Update – Follow-up to November 2018 Oil Spill at White Rose Field
June 4, 2019Near Miss on Hibernia Platform
May 24, 2019Flushing – South White Rose Extension Drill Centre
March 19, 2019Update on Plugging of Flowline and Recovery of Flowline Connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre
March 14, 2019Near Miss Onboard Terra Nova FPSO
March 13, 2019Update on Plugging of Flowline and Recovery of Flowline Connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre
January 30, 2019C-NLOPB Issues Approvals to Husky Energy
January 18, 2019Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field
January 11, 2019Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field
January 7, 2019Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field