Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ensco Offshore Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Valaris
Penalty: 
$70,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 2, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During a BSEE incident investigation, it was discovered that Ensco failed to develop and use a management system for operation of the subsea BOP system, which includes procedures for prevention of accidental or unplanned disconnects of the system. It was also found that the drillers energized BOP panel was accessed with ongoing wireline operations in the well bore. No JSA had been developed and no Permit to Work had been issued because appropriate personnel were not aware of the action.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom (reincorporated for tax reasons)
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services
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Parent company note: 
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