Incident Disclosure 2018

Update – Spill at White Rose Field and Status of Other Offshore Facilities

December 3, 2018

Husky Oil Spill

  • No oil sheens have been detected since Sunday, November 18.
  • Wildlife observation surveys have concluded with input from Canadian Wildlife Service, ECCC, and DFO.
  • Husky continues daily observations at the spill site through a combination of satellite monitoring, subsea checks, aerial surveillance and on-water observations.
  • Husky initiated a water sampling program on Monday, November 26. Water sampling has been completed at 50 locations in and around the spill area.
  • Husky continues to develop a plan to deal with the separated subsea flowline connection. This plan must be approved by the C-NLOPB before being implemented.
  • Vessel inspections at the South White Rose Extension are continuing at least twice daily.
  • Shutdown maintenance activities are ongoing at the SeaRose FPSO, but all drilling and production operations remain suspended.
  • The C-NLOPB continues its investigation into the incident.

Status of Other Offshore Facilities

Terra Nova FPSO

  • Production startup of the Terra Nova FPSO commenced Sunday, December 2 with a slow and controlled production restart process.
  • Prior to start up, inspections were completed, Suncor Energy received concurrence from the Certifying Authority and the C-NLOPB and it was deemed safe to resume operations.
  • The Terra Nova FPSO and its subsea infrastructure have undergone significant integrity assurance work prior to restart activities commencing.
  • Extensive pressure testing and remotely operated vehicle inspections of the subsea flowlines have also been completed.
  • The C-NLOPB is continuing to monitor Suncor’s restart activities.

Media Contact:

C-NLOPB
Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
c. 709-725-2900
lrideout@cnlopb.ca

December 3, 2018 (1:30 PM, St. John’s time)


Incident Disclosures 2018

DateUpdate
December 5, 2018Update – Status of Other Offshore Facilities
December 3, 2018Update – Spill at White Rose Field and Status of Other Offshore Facilities
November 29, 2018High Potential Near Miss
November 23, 2018Update – Spill at White Rose Field and Status of Other Offshore Facilities
November 22, 2018Update – Spill at White Rose Field and Status of Other Offshore Facilities
November 21, 2018Update – Spill at White Rose Field
November 20, 2018Update – Spill at White Rose Field and Status of Other Offshore Facilities
November 18, 2018Update – Spill in White Rose Field
November 16, 2018Spill in White Rose Field
November 16, 2018Smoke Detection
May 15, 2018C-NLOPB Issues Notice of Non-Compliance to Suncor Energy and Commences Formal Investigation
May 3, 2018Unauthorized Discharge of Synthetic Based Mud – Update
April 30, 2018Unauthorized Discharge of Synthetic Based Mud