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HMDC Shuts in Hibernia Production Following Fluid Discharge

Source: 7/21/2020, Location: North America

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) is continuing response efforts regarding the observation of a sheen 2.5 kilometres from the Hibernia platform.

HMDC is continuing surveillance of the area, leveraging data provided by satellite imaging, air surveillance, radar, tracker buoys, and updated trajectory models. There are currently two support vessels (Heron and Shrike) and two wildlife observers in the field. Additional equipment is available if deemed appropriate.

The support vessel Heron has located areas of light sheening that are not recoverable.

There have been no reports of impacted wildlife.

Production remains shut in and all personnel are safe. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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