Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
W&T Offshore, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
W&T Offshore
Penalty: 
$160,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
September 27, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During the course of the BSEE investigation it was discovered that the operator failed to ensure safe operations after the crane wire rope was wrapped in plastic; there was continued use of crane with plastic and duct tape on the wire rope. They also failed to perform a pre use inspection; October 17-18, 2012 (2 violations) October 17, 2012 (1 violation) October 18, 2012 (1 violation)

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: 
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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