• Published: 12 Dec 2013
  • Incident ID: 3479

Indication of high levels of gas leading to general platform shutdown during restart of production

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of vessels or pipework
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Production operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Service Water (also referred to as Fire Water) system (particularly gas cooler & De-aerator Tower)

Lessons Identified

Inspection of cooler pipe bundle identified a number of further pipes where plugs were missing from an end

Deterioration of the cooler pipe bundle is due to corrosion (from sea water).

Incident Recommendations

Investigate possibility of re-instating second train gas cooler

Investigate possibility of providing double isolation for gas coolers.

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