Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mariner Energy Corp.
Penalty: 
$296,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
November 5, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During an inspection, the sump pump was found to be inoperable. The sump system could not automatically maintain oil at a level sufficient to prevent discharge into the Gulf of Mexico. The inspection also uncovered severe corrosion and metal loss to multiple pieces of production equipment and piping.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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