Incident Bulletins

In the event of an offshore incident, we are notified by the affected operator immediately. 

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has created guidelines to determine when to publicly post bulletins regarding these incidents. Such incidents will be posted on this page as soon as it is feasible to do so.

The following incidents would be reviewed and would most likely trigger us to publish an incident bulletin:

Health and Safety concerns:

  • Fatality, missing person or life-threatening work-related incident
     
  • Medical evacuation if linked to an incident
     
  • The emergency evacuation or precautionary down-manning of an installation
     
  • Significant damage to or loss of any installation, vessel or aircraft
     
  • A fire or explosion
     
  • A security event or threat (as situation permits)
     
  • Instances where a helicopter makes an unscheduled landing in a location other than those included in its flight plan

Environmental and Resource Conservation concerns:

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06/09/2019

Encana has advised that, based on the forecasted weather and sea-state conditions, they will now be removing all remaining personnel at their Deep Panuke Production Field Centre today.

Media Contact:

Encana
Cindy Hassler
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05/09/2019

ExxonMobil has advised that they will now be removing all personnel at the Sable Offshore Energy Facilities based on the forecasted weather and sea-state conditions related to Hurricane Dorian.

04/09/2019

ExxonMobil has advised that they will begin removing non-essential personnel at the Sable Offshore Energy Facilities today based on the forecasted weather and sea-state conditions related to Hurricane Dorian. ExxonMobil will continue to monitor forecasted conditions to determine if further...

13/08/2019

The CNSOPB has completed its review of the high potential near miss incident that was reported by ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.

01/08/2019

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has informed the CNSOPB that it will be conducting an investigation into the occurrence that was experienced by a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter operated by Canadian Helicopters Offshore (CHO) as it approached the Thebaud platform on July 24, 2019.

25/07/2019

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd (ExxonMobil) reported a helicopter occurrence with respect to a flight that was enroute with 2 pilots and  11 passengers to the Thebaud platform.

28/01/2019

On November 5, 2018, ExxonMobil Canada Ltd (ExxonMobil) reported a near miss with respect to a dropped object on the Noble Regina Allen (NRA). The CNSOPB deployed a safety officer to the NRA early the following day to investigate and collect information about the incident.

08/11/2018

ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (ExxonMobil) has reported a near miss incident involving a dropped object on the Thebaud platform.

23/07/2018

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board’s (CNSOPB) ongoing investigation into the unauthorized discharge of drilling mud that was reported on June 22, 2018 has determined the cause to be a loose connection in the mud booster line. The purpose of the mud booster line is to pump drilling...

11/07/2018

Based on the forecasted weather and sea-state conditions related to Hurricane Chris, ExxonMobil has advised that they have removed some non-essential personnel at the Sable Offshore Energy Facilities (Thebaud platform and the Noble Regina Allen Drilling Unit).

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Archived Incident Bulletins

*The following Incident Bulletins have been archived, for information pertaining to these bulletins please contact us at info@cnsopb.ns.ca.

DATE

TITLE

27/06/2016

Injured Worker Medevac

22/06/2016

Incident Update – Shell Operational Update - Resumption of drilling with conditions

10/06/2016

Incident Update - Shell Operational Incident

06/06/2016

Update – Shell Canada Operational Incident.

25/05/2016

Update – Shell Canada Operational Incident

13/05/2016

Update – Shell Canada Operational Incident

19/03/2016

Shell Canada Ltd. Operational Incident (Dropped Riser) – Update

15/03/2016

Shell Canada Ltd. Operational Incident (Dropped Riser) - Update

07/03/2016

On Saturday, March 5, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board was notified of an Operational Incident on the Stena IceMAX drill ship

17/03/2015

Small fire incident on the Deep Panuke Platform operated by Encana Corporation.

04/08/2014

Small transformer fire within a contained room on the Deep Panuke production platform

08/03/2014

Hydrocarbon spill from the Deep Panuke Production Field Centre