Incident Disclosure 2015

Unauthorized Discharge

October 2, 2015

Suncor Energy has reported an unauthorized discharge of methanol from subsea equipment from a subsea drill centre in the Terra Nova field. The release occurred on September 30, 2015. Suncor estimates that 3000L of methanol was released to the sea during the incident.

Methanol pumping was stopped once a potential leak was detected, and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) identified a subsea methanol line as the source of the leak.

The C-NLOPB is reviewing the incident and Suncor is continuing its investigation.

Media Contacts:

Suncor Energy:
Media Relations
t. (403) 296-4000

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