Incident Disclosure 2019

Near Miss on Hibernia Platform

June 4, 2019

Hibernia Management Development Company (HMDC) has reported that on June 2, 2019 workers on the Hibernia Platform were in the process of lowering a drill pipe with a gantry crane to a storage location when the pipe, weighing approximately 236kg, released from its magnetic connection point. This resulted in the pipe falling approximately 3.55m, coming to rest on the dunnage below. There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area, consistent with protocol for gantry crane operations. However, the incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.

Crane operations were immediately stopped, the area was secured and the crane has been taken out of service.

The C-NLOPB is monitoring HMDC’s continued investigation of the incident.

Media Contacts:

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

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


Incident Disclosures 2019

DateUpdate
December 30, 2019Injured Worker on Terra Nova FPSO
November 25, 2019Helicopter Return to Base
October 15, 2019Near Miss on Terra Nova FPSO
October 3, 2019C-NLOPB approves resumption of drilling operations on Transocean Barents
September 26, 2019Approval of plans to resume operations at Hibernia and update on follow up to recent offshore incidents
September 9, 2019Injured Worker on Transocean Barents
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