Significant Hydrocarbon Release

A Significant Hydrocarbon Release is defined as:

• A gas release rate between 0.1 kg/sec and 1 kg/sec and lasts for 2 to 5 minutes

• The amount of gas released is between 1 kg and 300 kg or

• The amount of liquid released is between 5 L and 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

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