Incident Disclosure 2015

Person Overboard from West Hercules

May 16, 2015

Statoil has notified the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board of a person overboard from the Seadrill West Hercules. The incident occurred during the early morning of May 16, 2015. The person was recovered by the Maersk Clipper’s Fast Rescue Craft, transported back to the West Hercules and placed under the care of the medic. The person was described to be in stable condition. A medevac was dispatched to transport the worker to hospital.

Statoil is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. The C-NLOPB has begun an investigation into the incident.

The West Hercules is operating in support of a Statoil Canada Ltd. exploration drilling program, located approximately 500 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Statoil Contact:
Alex Collins
Acting Communications Lead
c. (709) 769-8967

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