• Published: 3 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3540

Pinhole leak in weld of a flowline sample point

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

production manifold

Lessons Identified

Flowline vibration was found to be higher than desirable.

Incident Recommendations

  • Vibration study undertaken
  • Study imitated for improved/additional pipe supports

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