At approximately 1330 hours Saturday, June 4, 2011, the drilling rig GSF Grand Banks sustained damage during a lifting operation. There were no injuries to personnel, and no damage to the environment. The rig itself is stable.
The rig was at the North Amethyst Drill Centre preparing to move the Blow Out Preventer (BOP) for the next stage of operations, when a lifting cylinder failed, causing the load to shift in its carrier. An assessment is underway to determine the extent of damages to the rig and BOP. The BOP will not be returned to service until appropriate repairs and testing are carried out and it is re-commissioned.
21 personnel were returned to St. John’s as they are not required for current operations and because there was flight capacity and good weather conditions. This will allow Husky and Transocean to effectively manage personnel on board for the current work scope and future inspection and repair activities. Further personnel transfers will be considered as required.
The C-NLOPB is continuing to monitor the situation.
|December 16, 2011||Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks|
|November 25, 2011||Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks|
|November 22, 2011||Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter – Update|
|November 21, 2011||Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter|
|November 21, 2011||Choke and Kill Lines Impairment – GSF Grand Banks|
|October 13, 2011||C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill from GSF Grand Banks|
|October 6, 2011||Grand Banks Operators Managing Satellite Communications Problem|
|September 20, 2011||C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill by Husky Energy|
|August 30, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround|
|August 26, 2011||SeaRose Power Outage|
|August 26, 2011||Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment (Update)|
|August 25, 2011||Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment|
|August 11, 2011||Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime (Update)|
|July 23, 2011||Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime|
|July 17, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident|
|June 6, 2011||Lifting system failure on GSF Grand Banks|
|April 27, 2011||Small Fire in the Electrical Switch Room on the Henry Goodrich|
|April 14, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident April 14, 2011|
|April 11, 2011||Loss of Containment on the GSF Grand Banks|
|April 1, 2011||Minor Incident with Flight 521 April 1, 2011|
|March 28, 2011||C-NLOPB responding to SBM Spill from the Henry Goodrich|