Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Stone Energy Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Stone Energy
Penalty: 
$50,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
August 6, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During an inspection, it was discovered that Stone Energy did not comply with blowout prevention equipment requirements during the well abandonment operation. The well was not in a Temporarily Abandoned (T&A'd) status at the time of the inspection. This means that communication still existed between the hydrocarbon bearing zone and the wellbore. The kill line not being connected as required posed a threat to personnel and the facility in the event of a well control situation. March 26, 2013 (2 violations)

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: 
Louisiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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