Husky monitors and manages 23,300 kilometres of pipelines from the design and construction phase through to operation, maintenance and ultimately suspension and abandonment.
Its Pipeline Integrity Management Program focuses on the lifecycle of all Husky pipelines. The program uses a proactive approach to operations and maintenance, factoring in the diverse profile of the Company’s pipelines.
With the goal of improved integrity and a reduced incident rate, the program includes risk assessments, mitigation and monitoring activities, with accelerated levels of response. The risk assessment range includes an annual assessment based on the level of potential consequence, those conducted on an as-needed basis, determined by considering the baseline assessment and the potential consequences, and assessments based on specific, high-risk issues.
In 2016, Husky had a pipeline release at a river crossing in Saskatchewan. The Company took full responsibility for the incident and worked closely with downstream communities, First Nations and regulatory authorities on the response. A full and thorough investigation was undertaken and Husky is committed to using what it learned from the incident to further improve its operations.
In 2016, Husky recorded a pipeline incident rate of 1.36 incidents per 1,000 kilometres, coming in under its 2016 target. This rate uses the reduced total length of pipeline Husky operated in 2016 following dispositions in Western Canada.