• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3111

Hydrocarbon release

Cause & Consequence

  • Not Assigned
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Incident Info Source


Specific Incident Equipment


Lessons Identified

Further investigation revealed that corrosion controls had not been subject to continuous improvement. Additional rigour specific to the following is required: Maintenance of the corrosion monitoring system; and the corrosion inhibitor distribution system.Implementation and update of corrosion control procedures, including personnel roles and responsibilities. Ensuring awareness of the required corrosion controls amongst management, supervision and the workforce.Implementation of existing management of change procedures, resulting in interruption of corrosion inhibitor injection.Monitoring, audit and review to ensure the specified corrosion controls remained effective.

Incident Recommendations

Rigorous Corrosion Controls should be implemented, consistent with those described in the Offshore Technology Report 2001/044: Corrosion Management for Offshore Oil and Gas Processing - prepared by Capcis Ltd for the Health and Safety Executive.

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