Incident Disclosure 2019

Update on Plugging of Flowline and Recovery of Flowline Connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre

March 19, 2019

Earlier this morning, Husky Energy completed operations in its successful plugging of the flowline and recovery of the failed flowline connector at the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre. This work scope, which commenced early on March 15th, was carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Husky estimates that approximately 50 litres of residual oil were released from the flowline during operations which were managed as per Husky’s approved spill management plan. Aerial surveillance confirmed there were no sheens observed outside the response area.

While operations were underway, the C-NLOPB, along with partner agencies the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), continuously monitored Husky’s execution of the approved plan.

The C-NLOPB would like to thank the CCG and ECCC for their assistance since operations commenced. In addition to participating in multiple aerial surveillance flights, the CCG, along with staff of the C-NLOPB, were onboard deployed vessels monitoring Husky’s operations onsite. C-NLOPB staff also observed Husky’s onshore monitoring of the plugging and recovery operation, received frequent updates from trained wildlife/marine mammal observers onboard deployed vessels and, along with staff of the CCG and ECCC, monitored the recovery operation from the C-NLOPB’s onshore Emergency Operations Centre. The C-NLOPB also received regular and frequent updates directly from Husky while operations were ongoing.

The failed flowline connector was brought to surface this morning and will now be brought onshore.

The flowline will be regularly monitored as part of Husky’s subsea assets review plan. Husky will now develop a plan to flush and test the plugged flowline, which will again require C-NLOPB and Certifying Authority approvals.

The C-NLOPB will continue to consult with its partner agencies and continues its investigation into the mid-November incident.

We will continue to provide updates as further information becomes available.

Media Contact:

Husky Energy
Colleen McConnell
Husky Energy Communications
(709) 724-3504
Colleen.McConnell@huskyenergy.com

C-NLOPB
Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
c. 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