Incident Disclosure 2016

Unauthorized Discharge of Glycol

February 18, 2016

Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) have reported an unauthorized discharge of glycol from the Blowout Preventer (BOP) of the West Aquarius drilling rig. The release occurred on February 15, 2016. HMDC estimates that 1317L of glycol was released to the sea during the incident.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that a hose had parted just below sea level. The incident had no impact on the functionality of the BOP.

The C-NLOPB is reviewing the incident and HMDC is continuing its investigation.

Media Contacts:

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

Sean Kelly 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