Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merit Energy Company, LC
Current Parent Company: 
Merit Energy
Penalty: 
$80,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
July 8, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of a BOEMRE investigation into a flash fire injury occurrence, it was discovered that unsafe and unworkmanlike operations were present while attempting to establish fluid returns from Well A-1. This resulted in 1st degree burns to the pump operator. It was also discovered that the coil tubing head was leaking oil and gas and was within 10' of the facility gas compressor, which was operating during the coil tubing operations.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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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