Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC
Penalty: 
$30,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
April 9, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BSEE inspection, it was discovered that the Sump Tank LSH selector valve was in the bypass position, it was not flagged, nor was it being monitored. The Sump Tank is the containment system for deck drainage from all production vessel skids. Due to the safety device being in the bypass mode, the LSH would not have been able to perform its design function and shut in the facility in the event of a high level in the Sump Tank. March 11, 2013

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: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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