C-NLOPB Suspends SeaRose Operations

The SeaRose offshore oil production ship has had it's operations suspended by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.

The suspension was announced on Thursday by the board.

It all stems from an incident almost a year ago in March when the ship suffered damage from an iceberg.

The C-NLOPB said that there were “serious issues” with Husky’s ice management.

SeaRose FPSO is a floating production, storage and offloading vessel located in the White Rose oil and gas field, approximately 350 kilometres east-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The White Rose field is operated by Husky Energy, with a 72.5% interest, with Petro-Canada owning a 27.5% share.