Incident Disclosure 2019

Near Miss on Terra Nova FPSO

October 15, 2019

Suncor Energy has reported that on October 12, 2019 workers on the Terra Nova FPSO were completing a lift using an air hoist that travels on a trolley assembly through the lower turret to the roof of the Quick Connect DisConnect (QCDC) room. Following the completion of the lift and while preparing to store the air hoist and trolley assembly, a sling failed. The trolley assembly weighing approximately 200kgs fell approximately 34m onto an enclosure below.

There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area, as the area was a restricted work area and requires permission for entry. The incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.

The area was secured and the air hoist winch has been taken out of service.

The C-NLOPB is monitoring Suncor’s continued investigation of the incident.

Media Contacts:

Suncor Energy
Suncor Energy Media Line
t. (403) 296-4000
media@suncor.com

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


Incident Disclosures 2019

DateUpdate
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