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Panel Investigation Reports

BSEE 2022-002 Panel Report

 

Panel Investigation Report Pacific Region, Los Angeles Block 6862

BSEE 2022-001 Panel Report

EW 826

Panel Investigation Report Ewing Bank Block 826 Fatality
 

BSEE 2021-01 Panel Report

EI 331

Panel Investigation Report Eugene Island Block 331 Fatality
 

BSEE 2020-002 Panel Report

GC 205-A

Investigation of June 1, 2019, Fatality Lease OCS-G05911 Green Canyon Area Block 205-A
Review of Panel Report GC 205-A
Labeling, Removing, Storing and Installing Hatch Covers
 

BSEE 2020-001 Panel Report

WC 215

Investigation of February 17, 2018, Fatality West Cameron Block 215 Platform “A”
Review of Panel Report WC 215
Fatality Caused By Freefalling Pipe Underscores the Need to Adhere to Safety and Environmental Management Systems & Safe Work Practices
 

BSEE 2019-002 Panel Report

MC-209

Investigation of October 11, 2017 Flowline Jumper Failure, Lease OCS-G 24055 Mississippi Canyon Block 209

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2019-002 Panel Report
Subsea Jumper Failure Leads to Leak
 

BSEE 2019-001 Panel Report

WR-469

Investigation of December 2, 2017 Fatality Petrobras 10000 Drillship Lease OCS-16997, Walker Ridge Area Block 469
Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2019-001 Panel Report
Fatality Related to Restricted Access Zones, Moving Equipment and Fatigue
 

BSEE 2018-002 Panel Report

GI-115

Investigation of November 12, 2016 Fire with Multiple Injuries, Lease OCS-30206, Grand Isle Area-Block 115 

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2018-002 Panel Report
Three Burn Injuries Due to External Heater Treater Fire
 

BSEE 2018-01 Panel Report

GC-248

Investigation of the May 11, 2016 subsea jumper leak on a platform operated by Shell Offshore, Inc. The leak from Green Canyon Block 248 occurred on Subsea Well #4, resulting in an estimated release of 1,926 barrels of oil.
Subsea Flowline Failure Causes Pollution Incident and Delayed Detection Leads to Larger Spill Volume
 

BSEE 2017-002 Panel Report

GC-18

Investigation of March 10, 2016, Fatality, Lease OCS-04940, Green Canyon Area- Block 18

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2017-002 Panel Report
Mud/Gas Separator Cleaning Results in Death
 

BSEE 2017-001 Panel Report

KC-96

Investigation of October 20, 2015 Fatality During Pipe Handling, Lease OCS-G 33531, Keathley Canyon Block 96 Drillship Pacific Santa Ana

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2017-001 Panel Report
Fatality During Pipe Handling
 

BSEE 2016-001 Panel Report

WD-105

Investigation of November 20, 2014, Explosion and Fatality Lease OCS-00842, West Delta Block 105 Platform E

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2016-001 Panel Report
Electrostatic Heater Treater Explosion with Resulting Fatality
 

BSEE 2015-02 Panel Report

ST-220

Investigation of Loss of Well Control and Fire, Gulf of Mexico, July 23, 2013, South Timbalier Area Block 220, Well No. A-3 OCS-G 24980

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2015-002 Panel Report
Prepared by SEMS Incident Investigation Team
Prepared byWalter Oil & Gas Corporation
 

BSEE 2015-01 Panel Report

VR-356

Investigation into the January 30, 2014 Loss of Well Control, Gulf of Mexico, Lease OCS-G 17921, Vermilion Block 356, Well A-007
Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2015-001 Panel Report
 

BSEE  2014-02 Panel Report

VR-200

Investigation of October 27, 2013, Fatality Vermilion Area Block 200 platform “A” Lease No. OCS-G 09500, Complex ID No. 24098-01 

Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2014-002 Panel Report
 

BSEE 2014-01 Panel Report

SS-170

Investigation of Electrocution on Drilling Rig, Ship Shoal Block 170, Well No. 1 OCS-G 33644, 26 January 2013

Operator Electrocuted Trying to Charge a Battery
Director’s Response Memo regarding BSEE 2014-001 Panel Report
 
BSEE 2013-0117 Panel Report Investigation into June 22, 2012, Oil Spill:Pacific Operators Offshore, LLC; Platform Houchin. Lease OCS-P 0166, Area 6B, Block 5163
 

BSEE 2013-02 Panel Report

WD-32

Investigation of November 16, 2012, Explosion, Fire and Fatalities at West Delta Block 32 Platform E
Explosion, Fire and Fatalities West Delta Block 32 Platform E
 

BSEE 2013-01 Panel Report

HI-557

Boom Hoist Wire Rope Line Failure Results in Fatality, High Island Area Block A557, Platform “A”, Lease OCS-G 03484, 16 August 2011, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
Boom Hoist Wire Rope Failure Results in Fatality
 
BSEE 2012-104 Panel Report Investigation of February 23, 2012, H2S Gas Release Platform Hidalgo, OCS-P 0450 Pacific OCS Region
BSEE 2012-01 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Fall, West Cameron Block 643, Platform A, Lease OCS-G 02241, 18 April 2011, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
MMS 2010-025 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, Green Canyon Block 304, Well No. 1, OCS-G28066, 03 September 2009, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast.
MMS 2009-042 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality from Falling Load Main Pass Block 30, Well No. A-14 ST01 OCS-G 4903, 7 March 2009, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast.
MMS 2009-028 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality South Pass Area, South and East Additions, Block 90 Pipeline Right-of-Way OCS-G 26857, 18 July 2006, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast.
MMS 2009-027 Panel Report Investigation of Pollution Incident, Area 6B, Block 5165, Platform A, Lease OCS-P 0241, Pacific Region, December 7, 2008
MMS 2009-018 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Fall from Rig Pollution Pan, Galveston Area Block 151, Well No. 6, OCS-G 15740, 28 January 2008, Gulf of Mexico Off the Texas Coast
MMS 2009-008 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Accident North Padre Island Block 969, Platform JA, OCS-G 5953, 19 January 2008, Gulf of Mexico Off the Texas Coast.
MMS 2008-056 Panel Report Investigation of Pipeline Leak, Pipeline Segment No. 4582, Main Pass Area Block 288, 23 June 2007, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2008-054 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, South Pelto Block 10, Well No. 10, OCS-G02925, 14 February 2008, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast..
MMS 2008-053 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout, Main Pass Block 91 Platform A, OCS-G14576, August 23, 2007, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast.
MMS 2008-049 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout Eugene Island, Block 28 Well No. 4, OCS-G 05479, December 03, 2007, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast.
MMS 2008-038 Panel Report Investigation of High Island Pipeline System Rupture Pipeline Segment No. 4879, Pipeline Right-of-way OCS-G 5150, Galveston Area Block A-5, 24 December 24,2006, Gulf of Mexico Off the Texas Coast
MMS 2008-016 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Accident, V-Door Guide Post Failure, Chandeleur Block 31, Well No. 1, OCS-G 27214, July 18, 2006, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2007-058 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, West Cameron Block 240, OCS-G 27008, December 1, 2006, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2007-045 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Accident Lift Boat-Coil Tubing P&A, Main Pass Block 98, Well No. 3, OCS-G 5694, August 12, 2005, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2007-037 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality and Loss of Well Control High Island Block A466, Well No. B-11, OCS-G 03242, February 20, 2006, Gulf of Mexico off the Texas Coast
MMS 2006-070 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, Grand Isle Block 37, Platform Z, OCS 00392, February 28, 2006, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2006-058 Panel Report Investigation of Riser Disconnect and Spill, Green Canyon Block 652, OCS-G 21810, July 5, 2005, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2006-047 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, South Timbalier Block 230, Well A-7, OCS-G 27169, 30 November 2005, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2006-039 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, South Timbalier Block 135, Well No. 6, OCS 0462, December 1, 2005, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2006-021 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Eugene Island Block 205, Well No. D-5, OCS 0805, May 28, 2005, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2006-002 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Accident, South Pelto Block 15, Well No. 4, OCS-G 09652, January 26, 2005, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2005-027 Panel Report Investigation of Equipment Failure, Green Canyon Block 242, Well No. 1, OCS-G 21788, September 5, 2004, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2005-017 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control and Oil Spill, Platform Gail, Channel Islands, Block 4661, Lease OCS-P 0205, November 18, 2004
MMS 2005-007 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Eugene Island Block 277, Well A-3 BP, OCS-G 10744, February 9, 2004, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-078 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Accident, West Cameron Block 424, Well No. 1, OCS-G 24745, April 7, 2004, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-075 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, East Cameron Block 23, OCS-G 02853, February 17, 2004, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-048 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Eugene Island Block 107, Well B-1 Workover, OCS-G 15241, March 8, 2003, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-046 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, South Marsh Island Block 130, OCS-G 02280, December 6, 2003, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-010 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, South Timbalier Block 188, Well CA-3, OCS-G 1899, April 22, 2003, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2004-004 Panel Report Investigation of Fall and Fatality, High Island Block A-368, OCS-G 02433, June 5, 2003, Gulf of Mexico Off the Texas Coast
MMS 2003-068 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Control, Grand Isle Block 90, Well C-7ST, OCS-G 4003, November 14, 2002, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2002-OCSP300 Panel Report Investigation of Riser Leak, Platform Elly, OCS-P 0300, Pacific Region, September 13, 2002
MMS 2003-046 Panel Report Investigation of Flash Explosion and Injuries, South Timbalier Block 151, Production Platform, OCS 00463, June 15, 2002, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2003-023 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout and Fire, Grand Isle Block 93, Well C-4ST, OCS-G 2628, August 8, 2002, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2002-080 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout, High Island Block A-368, OCS-G 2433, May 9, 2001, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Texas Coast
MMS 2002-076 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Rental Crane Support Brace Failure, Main Pass Block 255 'A' Platform, OCS-G 07825, May 5, 2002, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2002-075 Panel Report Investigation of Fatal Fall Through 'V' Door, South Pass Block 62, OCS-G 01294, June 15, 2002, Gulf of Mexico Off the Louisiana Coast
MMS 2002-062 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout, Injuries, and Fatality, Brazos Block 417, OCS-G 22190, Well 1, July 13, 2001, Gulf of Mexico off the Texas Coast.
MMS 2002-059 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, Pipe Rack Finger Failure and Fall, South Marsh Island Block 93, OCS-G 21618, October 13, 2001
MMS 2002-040 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Eugene Island Block 277, July 6, 2001
MMS 2001-084 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout and Fire, Eugene Island Block 284, OCS-G 0991 Well A-13, March 1, 2001
MMS 2001-045 Panel Report Investigation of Fatality, Mississippi Canyon Block 167, OCS-G 08801, September 8, 2000
MMS 2001-042 Panel Report Investigation of Fall and Fatality, Main Pass Block 140, May 19, 2000
MMS 2001-010 Panel Report Investigation of Crane Accident and Injury, South Timbalier Block 185, OCS-G 1529, March 21, 2000
MMS 2001-009 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout and Fire, Ship Shoal Block 354, OCS-G 15312 Well A-2, September 9, 1999
MMS 2001-005 Panel Report Investigation of Riser Disconnect and Blowout, Mississippi Canyon Block 538, OCS-G 16614 Well #2, February 28, 2000
MMS 2000-089 Panel Report Investigation of Fall and Fatality, Mississippi Canyon Block 109, August 16, 2000
MMS 2000-084 Panel Report Investigation of Drillship Draw Works Failure, Atwater Valley Block 116, OCS-G 13206, October 22, 1999
MMS 2000-048 Panel Report Investigation of H2S Gas Release, Platform Hermosa, OCS-P 0316, Pacific Region, August 3, 1999
MMS 2000-029 Panel Report Investigation of Fire and Fatality, East Cameron Block 60, April 9, 1999
MMS 99-0067 Panel Report Investigation of Fire, Fatality, and Injuries, Eugene Island Block 108, December 23, 1998
MMS 99-0053 Panel Report Investigation of Chevron Pipe Line Company Pipeline Leak, South Pass Block 38, September 29, 1998
MMS 99-0027 Panel Report Investigation of Rig Collapse Accident, Fatalities, and Injuries, Main Pass Block 153, July 17, 1998
MMS 99-0021 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout and Fire, East Cameron Block 328, April 1, 1997
MMS 99-0009 Panel Report Investigation of Casing Blowdown Accident and Fatality, West Cameron Block 331, December 24, 1997
MMS 98-0041 Panel Report Investigation of Rig Accident and Fatality, Grand Isle Block 19, September 24, 1996
MMS 98-0012 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout and Fire, Eugene Island Block 380, Lease OCS-G 2327, January 24, 1996
MMS 97-0034 Panel Report Investigation of Top Drive Accident and Fatality, East Cameron Block 332, Lease OCS-G 9478, June 4, 1996
MMS 97-0031 Panel Report Investigation of Shell Offshore Inc., Hobbit Pipeline Leak, Ship Shoal Block 281, November 16, 1994
MMS 96-0069 Panel Report Investigation of Pig Launcher Explosion, Main Pass Block 41, Lease OCS 0374, August 24, 1995
MMS 96-0054 Panel Report Investigation of Explosion and Fire, Platform A, Mustang Island Block 831, Lease OCS-G 3043, November 20, 1994
MMS 96-0038 Panel Report Investigation of Hydrocarbon Spill, West Cameron Block 198, Lease OCS-G 3264, December 14, 1995
MMS 95-0041 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Well B-2, South Marsh Island Block 90, Lease OCS-G 8684, March 15, 1994
MMS 94-0024 Panel Report Investigation of Loss of Well Control, Well No. 24, South Pass Block 60, Lease OCS-G 1608, December 26, 1992 (March 1994)
MMS 93-0039 Panel Report Investigation of 30-inch Pipeline Rupture and Fire, Trunkline Gas Company, in Ship Shoal Block 90, off the Louisiana Coast (July 1993)
MMS 92-0070 Panel Report Investigation of Gas Well Blowout, Brazos Area Block A-23, May 30, 1990, Gulf of Mexico offshore Texas (December 1992)
MMS 92-0069 Panel Report Investigation of January 1989 Blowout and Fire, Well No. 11, Sulphur Lease OCS-G 9372, Main Pass Block 299, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (November 1992)
MMS 92-0067 Panel Report Investigation of October 13, 1991, Elf Exploration, Inc., Oil Spill, Lease OCS-G 9637, South Timbalier Block 38, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (November 1992)
MMS 91-0066 Panel Report Investigation of the Exxon Company U.S.A. Pipeline Leak, Eugene Island Block 314, May 6, 1990, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (November 1991)
MMS 91-0026 Panel Report Investigation of February 15, 1989, Sandefer Offshore Operating Company Oil Spill, Lease OCS-G 5558, Ship Shoal Block 202, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (April 1991)
MMS 91-0025 Panel Report Investigation of Shell Offshore Inc. Hobbit Pipeline Leak, Ship Shoal Block 281, January 24, 1990, Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Louisiana (March 1991)
MMS 90-0016 Panel Report Investigation of March 19, 1989, Fire, South Pass Block 60 Platform B, Lease OCS-G 1608, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (April 1990)
MMS 89-0102 Panel Report Investigation of Amoco Pipeline Company High Island Pipeline System Leak, Galveston Block A-2, February 7, 1988, Gulf of Mexico off the Texas Coast (June 1990)
MMS 89-0072 Panel Report Investigation of Fire, September 1988, Lease OCS-G 1633, Main Pass Block 133, Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (February 1989)
MMS 89-0019 Panel Report Investigation of Blowout, Lease OCS-G 7871, Viosca Knoll Block 32, December 17, 1987, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (April 1989)
MMS 88-0007 Panel Report Investigation of November 10, 1986, Blowout and Fire, OCS Lease 0244, West Cameron Block 71, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (April 1988)
MMS 88-0004 Panel Report Investigation of May 1987 Fire, Lease OCS-G 2937, West Delta Block 109, Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast (February 1988)
MMS 87-0114 Panel Report Investigation of Shell Pipe Line Corporation Pipeline Leak, South Pass Block 65, December 30, 1986, Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (December 1987)
MMS 87-0075 Panel Report Investigation of October 27-28, 1985, Structural Failures: Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company Platforms: Outer Continental Shelf Lease 0605, South Timbalier Block 86, & Outer Continental Shelf Lease 0073, South Pelto Block 19; Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (November 1991)
MMS 86-0101 Panel Report Investigation of September 1984 Blowout and Fire, Lease OCS-G 5893, Green Canyon Block 69, Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (October 1986)
MMS 86-0100 Panel Report Investigation of the December 1985 Blowout and Fire, Lease OCS-G 4268, West Cameron Block 648, Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (October 1986)
MMS 86-0006 Panel Report Investigation of January 6, 1984, Flash Fire, Ship Shoal Block 269, Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana Coast (February 1986)
MMS 85-0099 Panel Report Investigation of August 1984 Fire, Lease OCS-G 2254, East Cameron Block 322, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast (November 1985)
MMS 85-0054 Panel Report Investigation of May 13, 1984 Explosion and Fire, Lease OCS-G 3280, West Cameron Block 405, Gulf of Mexico, Off the Louisiana Coast (July 1985)
MMS 85-0050 Panel Report Investigation of October 20-27, 1983, Blowout, Eugene Island Block 10, Lease OCS-G 2892, Gulf of Mexico (1985)
MMS 84-0040 Panel Report Investigation of July 20, 1983, Blowout, Matagorda Island Block 657, Lease OCS-G-4139, Gulf of Mexico (May 1985)