Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC
Penalty: 
$180,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
April 28, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During an onsite inspection BSEE issued three INCs (one for each well that was flowing at the time the bypassed relay was found.) BSEE Inspectors performed a function test of the emergency ESD system while the relay was in bypass, to see if the SCSSV's pressure would bleed off. During this function test, the SCSSV's control pressure did not bleed off. April 29, 2013 (3 violations)

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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