Hydraulic Fluid Spill off Newfoundland

Posted by on Friday, July 15, 2016

The Henry Goodrich oil rig has been shut down following what is being described as an 'unauthorized discharge' of fluid.

Approximately 1800 litres of hydraulic fluid was released to the environment during drilling operations .This release in fluid caused a rapid drop in pressure which immediately activated the Blowout Preventer (BOP). The BOP functioned as intended and secured the well.

There were no injuries associated with this incident, the well is secured, and all drilling operations have been suspended. The C-NLOPB is reviewing the incident and Husky Energy is continuing to investigate.



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