C-NLOPB Accuses HMDC of Negligence in Oil Spill Case


Monday / May 25, 2015

C-NLOPB Accuses HMDC of Negligence in Oil Spill CaseThe Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has accused Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) of offences related to the spilling of crude oil from the offshore loading system of the Hibernia Platform.

The C-NLOPB is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador responsible for the regulatory oversight of petroleum-related activities in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.

Hibernia is an oil field in the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

C-NLOPB said in the press statement that HMDC caused or permitted crude oil to be spilled into the Offshore Area and failed to take all reasonable measures to prevent a further spill, and restarted work that had been suspended because of the spill while that spill was ongoing. C-NLOPB Conservation Officers also pointed out that HMDC failed to fully report the particulars in the manner required by the applicable regulations.

ExxonMobil Canada (33.125%), Chevron Canada Resources (26.875%), Suncor (20%), Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation (8.5%), Murphy Oil (6.5%) and Statoil Canada Ltd. (5%) are some of the shareholders of HMDC.

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