Major Hydrocarbon Release
A Major Hydrocarbon Release is defined as:
• A gas release rate above 1 kg/sec for at least 5 minutes duration
• The amount of gas released is greater than 300 kg or
• The amount of liquid released is greater than 300 L.
Source: Incident Reporting and Investigation Guidelines, The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board and Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada, November 30, 2012. Regulatory Guidance