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  • Published: 3 Jun 2024

Welding and Burning Hazards

Welding and Burning Hazards
Welding and Burning Hazards

Description of Incident

Following inspections on production and well operation sites in the Gulf of Mexico and an analysis of compliance and incident data since 2022, BSSE discovered multiple high potential fires associated with welding and burning operations. Several critical issues were identified requiring attention to ensure the safety and integrity of ongoing operations. In one incident, evidence suggests hot slag from a cutting torch pierced the underside blanket barrier of the living quarters building. The residual heat likely caused the wood subfloor to ignite.

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