Husky Reports Major Subsea Gas Leak at White Rose SDC

Husky Energy has reported a major hydrocarbon gas release from subsea equipment in the Southern Drill Center at the White Rose field, says the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.

According to C-NLOPB, the release occurred on August 31, 2015. Husky estimates that 8938kg of natural gas was released to the sea during the incident. This release was shut off within 12 minutes of the initial alarm.

The Atlantic Osprey has been mobilized to the Southern Drill Center to investigate with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Husky spokesperson, Colleen McConnell, was reported saying that an underwater inspection indicated the release came from a piece of flexible pipe connecting subsea components and leading into the wells.

She says it means there are limitations on the gas flow to the two wells, but they can still produce oil from the field.

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

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