Incident Disclosure 2016

High Potential Near Miss

April 26, 2016

The Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) has reported a high potential near miss that occurred on the Hibernia Platform on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

While laying down drill pipe from the derrick to the pipe deck, a piece of drill pipe was inadvertently released from the Pipe Handling Mechanism causing it to drop approximately 6 metres to the rig floor. There were no workers in the area at the time. Work was halted immediately and a Safety Toolbox talk was held with both day and night shift to review the incident. HMDC is investigating.

Media Contacts:

Margot Bruce-O’Connell:
HMDC Public Affairs
(709) 778-7222

Sean Kelly MA, APR, FCPRS
CNLOPB Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418

Incident Disclosures 2016

November 28, 2016Injured Worker – Injuries to Chin and Wrist
October 5, 2016Helicopter Return to Base
August 1, 2016Injured Worker – Hip Injury
July 15, 2016Unauthorized Discharge/Impairment of Safety Critical Equipment
May 11, 2016Flame Detection
May 6, 2016Major Injury
April 26, 2016High Potential Near Miss
April 8, 2016High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object
April 1, 2016High Potential Near Miss
February 18, 2016Unauthorized Discharge of Glycol
February 2, 2016Helicopter Incident – Bird Strike
January 19, 2016Near Miss – Empty Container Lost Overboard