Incident Disclosure 2019

Update – Hibernia Oil Spill

August 1, 2019

Since July 17, 2019, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has been monitoring Hibernia Management and Development Company’s (HMDC’s) response to the spill of an estimated 12,000L of oil from the Hibernia Platform.

Satellite imagery, vessel and aerial surveillance in recent days have confirmed that concentrations of oil have decreased to the point that mechanical recovery and dispersion operations are no longer possible.

Aerial resources and two vessels in the field are continuing to conduct surveillance and wildlife observations.

The C-NLOPB continues to meet with HMDC as well as partnering government agencies such as the National Environmental Emergencies Centre (NEEC) of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), to monitor HMDC’s response.

Approval by an independent Certifying Authority as well as further discussion with the operator is required, prior to C-NLOPB approval to resume production.

The C-NLOPB’s formal investigation into the spill continues.

Media Contact:

HMDC
Lynn Evans
Lynn.evans@exxonmobil.com
(709) 273-1583

C-NLOPB
Lesley Rideout
lrideout@cnlopb.ca
(709) 778-4224


Incident Disclosures 2019

DateUpdate
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