Incident Disclosure 2019

Near Miss Onboard Terra Nova FPSO

March 14, 2019

Suncor Energy has reported that on March 13, 2019 workers on the Terra Nova FPSO were moving grease drums by crane with an approved lifting basket. Safe lifting practices were being followed before and during crane operations. During a lift, the lifting basket made contact with a turret rail. The gate pin of the lifting basket released, which caused the door of the basket to open. This resulted in a drum falling approximately 10-15 feet, coming to rest on an enclosure below. There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area. 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 drum has been removed.

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

Media Contacts:

Suncor Energy Media Line
t. (403) 296-4000
media@suncor.com

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


Incident Disclosures 2019

DateUpdate
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