Incident Disclosure 2011

Choke and Kill Lines Impairment – GSF Grand Banks

November 21, 2011

Husky Energy has reported that at approximately 0600hrs today during routine inspection of equipment, it was observed that the Choke and Kill lines, which are part of the rig’s well control system, had separated at the upper housing section resulting in impairment to the ability to circulate through the Choke and Kill lines.

Full control and pressure integrity of the well has not been compromised. The BOP stack was fully tested on November 18 and 19 and all subsea stack equipment is fully functional. A risk assessment is being conducted to evaluate the plan forward.

In our oversight role, the C-NLOPB is in communication with senior officials at Husky. Once the risk assessment is complete, Husky will conduct repairs to Choke and Kill lines.

Updates will be provided as further information becomes available.

C-NLOPB Contact:
Sean Kelly M.A., APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418
(709) 689-0713 (cell)
skelly@cnlopb.nl.ca

Husky Contact:
Colleen McConnell
Senior Communications Advisor
(709) 724-3504
Colleen.mcconnell@huskyenergy.com


Incident Disclosures 2011

DateUpdate
December 16, 2011Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks
November 25, 2011Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks
November 22, 2011Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter – Update
November 21, 2011Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter
November 21, 2011Choke and Kill Lines Impairment – GSF Grand Banks
October 13, 2011C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill from GSF Grand Banks
October 6, 2011Grand Banks Operators Managing Satellite Communications Problem
September 20, 2011C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill by Husky Energy
August 30, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround
August 26, 2011SeaRose Power Outage
August 26, 2011Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment (Update)
August 25, 2011Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment
August 11, 2011Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime (Update)
July 23, 2011Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime
July 17, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident
June 6, 2011Lifting system failure on GSF Grand Banks
April 27, 2011Small Fire in the Electrical Switch Room on the Henry Goodrich
April 14, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident April 14, 2011
April 11, 2011Loss of Containment on the GSF Grand Banks
April 1, 2011Minor Incident with Flight 521 April 1, 2011
March 28, 2011C-NLOPB responding to SBM Spill from the Henry Goodrich