The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Gulf of Mexico will investigate a fatality that took place on May 15, at Eugene Island Block 158, Platform #14.
an offshore worker died on May 15, in an incident that, according to Fieldwood, took place during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well, at Eugene Island Block 158, Platform #14.amely,
Commenting on the fatality, BSEE Gulf of Mexico Regional Director Lars Herbst, informed that:
We are assembling a panel of experts who will conduct a thorough investigation into this tragic incident. We are committed to a complete investigation to determine the cause of the incident and to identify approaches that will enhance the safety of future operations
More specifically, a team of BSEE investigators, inspectors, and engineers will review information provided through operator, contract employees, witnesses, and subject matter expert interviews. Investigators will also analyze any evidence from forensic testing.
The panel will issue a report with its findings regarding the causes and make recommendations on how to strengthen existing safety measures once the investigation is completed.
“Panel Investigations are critical in ensuring BSEE determines the cause, or causes, of an incident and develops recommendations for the offshore energy industry