• Published: 19 Jun 2014
  • Incident ID: 3560

Gas release as blockage cleared from a pressure transmitter blow down line

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

Common pressure transmitter and well annuli blow down pipework

Incident Recommendations

  • Various improvements are to be made to the design and security of the vent pipework as well as the procedural controls for the venting of well annulus pipework.
  • Ensure operator tasks (such as the blowdown of instruments) are covered by an appropriate risk assessment.

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