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.
HMDC Public Affairs
Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
t. (709) 778-1418
c. (709) 689-0713
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|Oct 5, 2016||Helicopter Return to Base|
|Aug 1, 2016||Injured Worker – Hip Injury|
|Jul 15, 2016||Unauthorized Discharge/Impairment of Safety Critical Equipment|
|May 11, 2016||Flame Detection|
|May 6, 2016||Major Injury|
|Apr 26, 2016||High Potential Near Miss|
|Apr 8, 2016||High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object|
|Apr 1, 2016||High Potential Near Miss|
|Feb 18, 2016||Unauthorized Discharge of Glycol|
|Feb 2, 2016||Helicopter Incident – Bird Strike|
|Jan 19, 2016||Near Miss – Empty Container Lost Overboard|