Houston-based oil and gas company Fieldwood Energy has confirmed a fatal incident involving a contractor at one of its Eugene Island offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
he fatal incident occurred on 15 May at the Eugene Island 158 #14 offshore facility in the Gulf of Mexico during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well, the company informed.
We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021 a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the Eugene Island 158 #14 offshore facility in the Gulf of Mexico during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well. No other personnel were injured and the shut-in well remains secure and poses no threat of environmental harm,
…a Fieldwood Energy statement reads.
Further details as to what caused the incident are yet to be determined. An investigation into the incident is currently underway and the company is working with regulatory agencies on the matter.
Fieldwood Energy is one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, holding interests in about 500 offshore blocks, including over 1,000 wells and more than 500 operating platforms.