Cougar Helicopter was, on Monday afternoon, grounded on the heli deck of Transocean owned, Henry Goodrich semi submersible rig due to potential hydraulic liquid leak, C-NLOPB said in its incident bulletin.
The issue was discovered during routine checks by the crew of the helicopter, offshore Canada. C-NLOPB said on its website that it was notified of the incident by the rig’s operator, Statoil.
The pilots communicated with Cougar base in efforts to fix the problem, but it remains unknown if the problem was resolved.
Statoil currently owns interests in several exploration, development and production licences offshore Newfoundland. The group is also a partner in the Hibernia and Terra Nova fields as well as a partner in developing the Hebron field.
Offshore Energy Today Staff , November 22, 2011; Image: Cougar