• Published: 27 Mar 2014
  • Incident ID: 3501

Well SSSV hydraulic control line gas migration

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

SSSV hydraulic control line

Lessons Identified

The "weep" was traced to a SSSV hydraulic Control Line from a well which was allowing a quantity of hydrocarbons to surface, most probably due to a seal failure at the SSSV.

Incident Recommendations

  • Isolate well
  • Investigate leak at SSSV.

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