• Published: 3 Feb 2014
  • Incident ID: 3491

Minor HCR after wireline snapped

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

Wire line equipment

Lessons Identified

  • Fluids should be sampled prior to pumping into a well on future interventions.
  • Any changes to a well intervention programme should be fully reviewed, risk assessed and documented. This risk assessment should cover all potential “what if” scenarios.

Incident Recommendations

  • Procedures to be modified to include testing of fluids to confirm contents prior to pumping into wells.
  • Installation of hard piping and additional signage to prevent contamination of tanks with other fluids.
  • Review procedure for management of change during wells intervention operations.

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