Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC
Penalty: 
$140,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
April 22, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BSEE investigation into an illness incident involving flowback operation, it was discovered that the operator failed to conduct operations in a safe and workmanlike manner by not following Job Safety Analysis procedures and exercising Stop Work Authority. In addition, it was discovered that the operator failed to take necessary precautions to prevent hazardous accumulation of chemical vapors. October 8-10, 2011 (2 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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