• Published: 1 Apr 2014
  • Incident ID: 3538

Release of hydrocarbons from the HP vent stack

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

HP Vent Stack

Lessons Identified

  • The procedure didn’t require the correct operator checks to be completed.
  • There was a standing alarm that indicated there was not an issue but this was not picked up by operations team as it was one of many.
  • The vent allows liquids to be collected in the pipe work.
  • Deficiencies were identified in the shift handover documents.

Incident Recommendations

  • As well as specific actions put in place to address the causes of the incident (as detailed in the lessons learnt section), there will also be further work conducted on a Vent and Blow down philosophy.

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