Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Apache Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Apache
Penalty: 
$20,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
August 8, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of an inspection, it was discovered that the PSHL sensor connection for the oil transfer pump discharge line was found moved from upstream to downstream of the check valve. The needle valve, where the PSHL should have been connected (upstream of the check valve), was found to be in the open position and was not plugged. As a result of the PSHL sensor connection being moved downstream of the check valve, a pressure safety low (PSL) sensor between the check valve and the pump could not be sensed.

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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