Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
W&T Offshore, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
W&T Offshore
Penalty: 
$20,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
July 7, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During a BSEE inspection, an operator was asked to isolate the LSH bridle for the Sump Tank as part of the requested testing procedure. Prior to leaving the platform, an Inspector made one final safety check of the platform where he observed the LSH was still in an isolated position. It was determined that the operator never reopened the isolation valves, as required, to place the safety system back in service after completing the testing requirements.

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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