Violation Tracker Individual Record

Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Hilcorp Energy
December 21, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BOEMRE inspection, the inspectors discovered a surface controlled subsurface safety valve (SCSSV) was blocked and inoperable. This rendered the safety device incapable of performing its designed function. It was not blocked / inoperable due to startup, testing or maintenance and was not flagged or being monitored by personnel. It was determined that the isolation valve on the main well panel was placed in the closed position while returning the Well to production after an upset and was inadvertently left isolated. As a result, this action would have prevented the SCSSV from functioning if either the Emergency Shut-down System or Fire Detection Shut-in System would have been activated.

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: 
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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