Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Energy Resources Technology GOM, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Talos Energy
Penalty: 
$105,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
August 25, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

In March, 2010, there was a fire on the platform. After the fire, it was determined that a nipple, on the discharge piping of gas driven oil pipeline pump, developed a crack and sprayed produced oil in the vicinity of the engine's exhaust, which caused vibration issues. As a result of the investigation after the fire by BOEMRE, it was determined that the operator knew of the vibration issues and did not address them in a timely manner.

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 and gas
Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.