Incident Disclosure 2015

Major Hydrocarbon Gas Release

July 29, 2015

On July 28, 2015, Suncor reported a major hydrocarbon release from the Main Power Generator (MPG) of the Terra Nova Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Upon investigation, it was determined that fuel gas was venting from the MPG over a 20 hour period of intermittent operation. The MPG was switched to diesel fuel and shutdown for troubleshooting. Suncor estimates that the volume of gas released was 10,000 kg.

There were no injuries associated with this incident. The generator has since been repaired and is now operating normally. Suncor is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.

Media Contacts

Suncor Energy
John Downton
Manager of Sustainability and Communications
c. (709) 778-3500

Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
t. (709) 778-1418
c. (709) 689-0713

Incident Disclosures 2015

Nov 30, 2015High Potential Near Miss
Oct 12, 2015Grease Fire in Galley
Oct 8, 2015Helicopter Experiences Fuel Bypass Indicators
Oct 2, 2015Flame Detection
Oct 2, 2015Unauthorized Discharge
Sep 2, 2015Major Hydrocarbon Gas Release
Sep 1, 2015Helicopter Engine #2 Fire Indication
Aug 20, 2015Major Injury
Jul 29, 2015Major Hydrocarbon Gas Release
Jul 2, 2015Helicopter experiences low oil pressure indication
May 16, 2015Person Overboard from West Hercules
May 5, 2015Helicopter Engine #2 Power Loss
Mar 4, 2015Manual disconnect from well due to weather
Feb 19, 2015Helicopter on the Helideck of the Hibernia GBS