Husky Energy reports major gas leak offshore Canada

Canadian energy company Husky Energy has reported a major gas release from subsea equipment in the Southern Drill Center of its White Rose Field. The field is located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, approximately 350 kilometers southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

According to Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the gas leak happened on Monday, 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, C-NLOPB said in a statement.

The Atlantic Osprey support vessel has been mobilized to the Southern Drill Center to investigate with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The C-NLOPB is reviewing the incident and Husky is continuing its investigation, the safety watchdog said.

VOCM, a local radio station at St. John’s has reported, citing a Husky Energy spokesperson that the breach occurred in a piece of equipment known as the “gas lift jumper,” which reinjects gas from the Sea Rose FPSO back into the reservoir.

Offshore Energy Today staff

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