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Company: Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
Current Parent CompanyBlack Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC
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Penalty: $100,000
Year: 2013
Date: August 8, 2013
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Secondary Offense: offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: During the course of a BSEE investigation into an incident involving loss of well control, it was discovered that the operator failed to conduct operations in accordance with the approved permit by not maintaining the proper drilling fluid weight to control the well. They also failed to perform all operations in a safe and workmanlike manner for not sounding the audible alarm to alert personnel during the well control incident. September 26-27, 2012 September 27, 2012
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Texas
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent: oil and gas
Specific Industry of Current Parent: oil & gas
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