• Published: 23 Apr 2015
  • Incident ID: 3690

Christmas Tree damaged by wave

Cause & Consequence

  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Transducer attached to the service valve on well Christmas Tree.

Lessons Identified

1.The investigation identified the need to review grating attachment, particularly around platform legs. so that gratings are suitable.

2.The adverse weather policy contained no pre-adverse weather checklist.

Incident Recommendations

1.Review grating arrangements for areas with high potential for wave impact.

2.Update Adverse Weather Policy to include pre module check-sheet.

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