Incident Disclosure 2016

High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object

April 8, 2016

Statoil reported a high potential near miss with respect to a dropped object incident on the West Hercules offshore drilling rig.

On April 7, 2016, a clamp weighing 4.5 kg fell from a riser to the rig floor from a height of 4 metres. The incident had potential for fatality.

There were no injuries associated with this incident. Ongoing work was immediately stopped and the area was secured. A safety stand down was held with all involved personnel and a risk assessment was performed before resuming operations. The incident is being investigated jointly by Statoil and Seadrill.

Media Contacts:

Statoil Contact:
Alex Collins
Communications Lead
c. (709) 769-8967

Sean Kelly M.A.,APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
t. (709) 778-1418
c. (709) 689-0713

Incident Disclosures 2016

Nov 28, 2016Injured Worker – Injuries to Chin and Wrist
Oct 5, 2016Helicopter Return to Base
Aug 1, 2016Injured Worker – Hip Injury
Jul 15, 2016Unauthorized Discharge/Impairment of Safety Critical Equipment
May 11, 2016Flame Detection
May 6, 2016Major Injury
Apr 26, 2016High Potential Near Miss
Apr 8, 2016High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object
Apr 1, 2016High Potential Near Miss
Feb 18, 2016Unauthorized Discharge of Glycol
Feb 2, 2016Helicopter Incident – Bird Strike
Jan 19, 2016Near Miss – Empty Container Lost Overboard