The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released its investigation report following a May 10, 2023 incident on the Mississippi Canyon (MC) 941, Platform A (Titan). The platform is owned and operated by Equinor USA E&P Inc. During the incident, two workers were removing bolts on a flange when they were sprayed by hydrocarons.
The BSEE report documents the conclusions of the investigation:
BSEE’s investigation found that the possibility of residual fluids and/or trapped pressure in the dog leg bend above the flange was overlooked. Platform personnel did complete a Simple Isolation Certificate prior to the work being done. This entailed of personnel going over drawings and identifying isolation points as well as designated personnel physically verifying the isolation points. Equinor’s plan forward is they will review isolations to look for any possibility of hydrocarbon release from doglegs or dead-legs due to residual fluid static pressure remaining after lockout/tagout is completed, even if zero pressure is indicated on the gauge.
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