ST JOHN’S, Canada – A staff member onboard the Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova FPSO offshore Newfoundland was exposed to hazardous contents of a slop tank last month.
According to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the contents included hydrogen sulfide and benzene.
Immediately after the incident, the slop tank work scope was halted and the individual was checked for potential exposure to harmful substances, but was subsequently cleared to resume regular duties.
Following further investigation by Suncor, C-NLOPB has classified the incident as Near Miss with Potential for Fatality.
The C-NLOPB is monitoring Suncor’s continued investigation and follow-up in response to the incident.