On January 28, Husky Energy’s plan for plugging of the flowline and recovery of the failed flowline connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre was approved by the C-NLOPB. As indicated in the C-NLOPB’s public update on January 30, this approval was issued following review by Board staff and the Environmental Emergencies Science Table chaired by the National Environmental Emergencies Centre (NEEC) of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
There is a possible window for implementing the plan beginning on Friday, March 15. As Husky, the C-NLOPB and its partner agencies continue to monitor forecasted conditions offshore in anticipation of that possibility, assets and personnel are being mobilized to site. A decision on whether the operation will go ahead is expected on Thursday, March 14.
The priority of the C-NLOPB and partner agencies has always been to ensure that Husky can execute its plan safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. As the lead government agency, the C-NLOPB will monitor Husky’s execution of the approved plan, in close cooperation and consultation with the NEEC, the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).
The approved plan has the following mitigations:
The C-NLOPB continues its investigation into the mid-November incident.
We will continue to provide updates as further information becomes available.
Husky Energy Communications
|July 18, 2019||Hibernia Oil Spill|
|July 9, 2019||Incident Bulletin – Near Miss with Potential for Fatality on Terra Nova FPSO|
|July 5, 2019||Update – Follow-up to November 2018 Oil Spill at White Rose Field|
|June 4, 2019||Near Miss on Hibernia Platform|
|May 24, 2019||Flushing – South White Rose Extension Drill Centre|
|March 19, 2019||Update on Plugging of Flowline and Recovery of Flowline Connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre|
|March 14, 2019||Near Miss Onboard Terra Nova FPSO|
|March 13, 2019||Update on Plugging of Flowline and Recovery of Flowline Connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre|
|January 30, 2019||C-NLOPB Issues Approvals to Husky Energy|
|January 18, 2019||Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field|
|January 11, 2019||Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field|
|January 7, 2019||Update – Status of Spill at White Rose Field|