Violation Tracker Individual Record

Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Hilcorp Energy
November 18, 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 that the bypass selector switch on the control panel for the LSL sensor was found to be bypassed and not flagged or monitored by personnel. This rendered the LSL unable to perform the approved design function to provide primary protection from a leak in the pressurized vessel and/or associated equipment. This created the potential for hazardous accumulation, a gas blowby situation, and/or release of hydrocarbons and a threat to personnel, environment, and property.

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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