News Releases 2020

Chief Safety Officer Issues Second Order to Suncor Energy and Commences Formal Enquiry

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2020

In accordance with its “Policy Respecting Public Disclosure of Incidents and Related Information”, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) advises that on January 18, 2020, the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) issued an Order to Suncor Energy pursuant to Part III.1 of the Atlantic Accord Implementation Acts.

Following a review of the December 29, 2019 incident by C-NLOPB safety personnel on-board the Terra Nova FPSO, the CSO has ordered Suncor to immediately cease all confined space work and that all confined space work policies and procedures be reviewed by Suncor and updated for compliance with regulatory requirements and to ensure worker safety.

The C-NLOPB is commencing its own formal Enquiry into this incident, and the matter will remain open until such time the C-NLOPB has reviewed the findings of the C-NLOPB Enquiry Team investigation, and decide whether further enforcement action is warranted. The C-NLOPB will report publicly once its investigation is complete.

Production-related operations on the Terra Nova FPSO were previously suspended and the suspension will continue until the regulatory non-compliance identified by the CSO in the Notice to Suspend issued on December 19, has been addressed to the satisfaction of the CSO.

Media Contact:

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


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