August 23, 2022

Hibernia platform ©Suncor (file photo)

A life-threatening incident occurred earlier this month on the Hibernia platform offshore Canada when a 711kg elevated feeder machine deck adapter plate fell onto a deck. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

“Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) reported that on August 17, 2022, personnel were moving a 711 kg elevated feed machine deck adapter plate using a certified metal sling from a capacity of 2235 kg on the Hibernia Platform. As the elevator started, the sling broke, dropping the plate approximately 4.8 meters onto the adjacent mezzanine deck below,” Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNOHPO ).

“There were no injuries. No personnel were inside the exclusion zone. The incident was life-threatening, according to the fall prevention system calculator. objects (DROPS),” said C-NLOPB.

According to OCNLHE, HMDC immediately ceased pedestal crane operations in the area and launched an investigation into the root cause of the incident, which OCNLHE is monitoring.

The Hibernia platform is located 315 kilometers east-southeast of St. John’s. It uses a fixed structure with three compartments: topsides, Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and an offshore loading system.

It is operated by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC). HMDC shareholders are: ExxonMobil Canada (33.125%), Chevron Canada Resources (26.875%), Suncor (20%), Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation (8.5%), Murphy Oil (6.5%) and Equinor Canada Ltd. . (5%).


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