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  • Husky Moving Forward with Flowline Connector Recovery Operation

    (Graphic showing vessels and components to be used in the recovery operation, courtesy Husky Energy.)

    Resources are in place in the White Rose Field to begin the process of recovering the flowline connector involved in an oil spill last November.

    Some 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the ocean following a major wind storm in the offshore November 16.

    The connector will be retrieved and the open ends of the flowline will be plugged.

    Husky required a four-day weather window to complete the operation. They’re scheduled to begin the work today, running through the weekend.

    Officials say there is a risk or residual oil in the flowline being released during the process, but the volume would be in the tens of litres.

    Husky says they are prepared in the event of a larger release with spill response equipment on site to capture any potential residual oil.

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