Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wood Group PSN Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Wood Group
Penalty: 
$9,500,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
February 23, 2017
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

Wood Group PSN Inc., a Nevada corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, was ordered to pay $9.5 million in two separate cases involving its conduct in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, Wood Group PSN was ordered to pay $7 million for falsely reporting over several years that personnel had performed safety inspections on offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico in the Western District of Louisiana, and $1.8 million for negligently discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico in violation of the Clean Water Act after an explosion on an offshore facility. Wood Group PSN was also ordered to pay $700,000 for community service projects.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Scotland
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services
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Parent company note: 
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