Violation Tracker Individual Record

Current Parent Company: 
Riverstone Holdings
November 12, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During an inspection, several violations were discovered. Inspectors found that a test separator had been placed out of service on the instrument panel. When inspectors questioned why the vessel was out of service, they found that it had been placed out of service because it was full of sand. Inspectors returned to the structure a day later, performed a re-test and audited the records. Records showed that GOM Shelf was aware of sand entering the production system for a prolonged period of time. Despite this awareness, GOM Shelf failed to take steps to sufficiently address the sand hazards. This failure placed the safety of people on the facility, as well as the environment, at risk.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
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Parent company note: 
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