On November 2018, Husky Energy confirmed that a separated subsea flow line connection has caused an oil spill in Newfoundland, Canada. This caused operations at the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to be suspended.
Now, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) informed that the company would use the DOF's Skandi Vinland vessel to replace the flawed flowline connector.
In addition, during the replacement of the connector, Husky will use remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to monitor subsea activities, while it will also have a second vessel with oil spill response equipment at site. The company will perform activities with potential for oil release during daylight hours.
The time that the operation will take place is not known, but CNLOPB has received Husky’s Interim Investigation Report regarding the oil spill and noted that the report is being reviewed.
The C-NLOPB will release the investigation report when it is available, while further discussions between the C-NLOPB and Husky will be necessary before any regulatory approval for Husky to continue production from the South White Rose Extension and North Amethyst Drill Centres.