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    Cdn Offshore Operators Evacuating Ahead of Dorian


Hurricane expected to reach Nova Scotia waters on weekend

by: Dale Lunan

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Cdn Offshore Operators Evacuating Ahead of Dorian

Ahead of approaching hurricane Dorian, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) said September 5 both ExxonMobil and Encana were evacuating decommissioning personnel from their operations offshore Nova Scotia.

ExxonMobil has begun removing all personnel from its Sable Offshore Energy Project facilities, while Encana has begun evacuating all non-essential workers from its Deep Panuke production field centre. The two depleted natural gas production fields are in the process of being decommissioned.

Dorian remains off the North Carolina coast, packing 110 mile per hour winds, and is tracking northeastward at about seven knots, according to the US National Hurricane Center. On its present track and speed, it is expected to reach the waters off Nova Scotia late on Saturday, September 7.