Canadian regulatory bodies review Shell’s findings on dropped drilling riser
Shell Canada has sent a package of information to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board concerning a dropped riser during a deepwater well campaign last year.
HALIFAX, Canada – Shell Canada has sent a package of information to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) concerning a dropped riser during a deepwater well campaign last year.
CNSOPB, as lead agency responsible for the regulatory oversight of Shell’s activities, is reviewing the data and is coordinating its review with that of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
In the process, CNSOPB will consider whether there has been a contravention of the legislation and regulations.
It adds that the riser does not pose a threat to marine traffic or commercial fishing activity at present, and in view of the fact that theCheshire L-97 well has now been permanently sealed, the proximity of the riser to the well location is not of concern.
CNSOPB adds that it will refrain from commenting further until the review is complete and a regulatory determination has been taken.