• Published: 1 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3536

Liquid hydrocarbon leak from an IBC

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

The release was from an IBC that is used with the processing equipment on the platform to remove oil in water before it is discharge to sea.

Lessons Identified

  • The potential for this type of incident to occur has been recognised as it was not considered in the original design given the venting arrangements in place.

Incident Recommendations

  • The design of the equipment used is to be reviewed and change as appropriate to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Review the design of the level measurement on the desander vessel.

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