• Published: 28 Oct 2013
  • Incident ID: 3475

Hydrocarbon Release from failed grease nipple on Gas Lift Manifold

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

ESDV on Gas Lift Manifold

Lessons Identified

  • Valve maintenance inadequate, no routine maintenance existed.
  • Inspection regime inadequate.

Incident Recommendations

  • Review valve maintenance processes and competencies to ensure sufficient scrutiny of this type of failure.
  • Utilise optical gas imaging camera to proactively search for and identify emissions at an early stage.

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