Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Apache Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Apache
Penalty: 
$80,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
July 1, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BSEE inspection, the inspector discovered several violations throughout the facility. The violations were: 1. Sections of grating were missing on the boat landing, creating an open-hole hazard in the path of an egress route. The open hole was also discovered unprotected and not barricaded. 2. The wellhead / casing deck supports had severe corrosion, pitting, and holes thereby creating an unsafe work area. 3. The wellhead / casing head for 2 wells were severely rusted requiring immediate repair and/or replacement thereby creating a threat. 4. Casing valves grease fittings were severely rusted and corroded requiring immediate replacement.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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