Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC
Penalty: 
$307,500
Year: 
2012
Date: 
September 11, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BOEM inspection, The SCSSV for Well F-3 was being used as a tubing plug and was not tested for leakage at the required interval of 6 months (March 1- 31, 2010); also, when tested, it was found leaking greater than the maximum allowed 5 cubic feet of gas per minute. The SCSSV was left without being repaired or replaced for 117 days (April 5 to July 30, 2010) March 1, 2010 - July 30,2010

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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