• Published: 17 Jun 2014
  • Incident ID: 3559

Minor hydrocarbon gas release from within ‘A’ export gas compressor enclosure

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

Export gas compressor

Lessons Identified

  • The importance of following procedure / permit when leak testing any system.

Incident Recommendations

  • Additional hazard identified on leak test permits to ensure leak test injection point is witnessed when remade and disturbed joint tag returned to Area Authority.
  • Update Leak Testing procedure to highlight that leak testing injection points are still to be treated as disturbed joints and the disturbed joint tags to be applied so it can be captured with a service test when the system becomes live.
  • Coaching for all leak testers with roll out of new and revised procedures to all leak testers.

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