Husky Assesses Damage After Oil Spill Curbs Canadian Offshore Production

Underwater surveys began on Nov. 19 after an oil spill off Canada’s Atlantic coast as Husky Energy Inc. and government agencies assessed a leak that temporarily shut down all crude production in the waters of Newfoundland & Labrador.

A leaking flowline from Husky’s White Rose Field to the SeaRose storage vessel was detected on Nov. 16, when Husky was restarting production after suspending operations a day earlier due to stormy weather.

The spill involved 250 cubic meters (1,572 bbl) of oil, Husky spokeswoman Colleen McConnell said on Nov.18. She said the company is monitoring the area for oil sheens and any impact on wildlife.