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PillageUrVillage
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PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


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Captain Peter Gautier of the Coast Guard said the platform, run by Black Elk Energy, was not producing oil and no enviromental threat is anticipated. Gautier said it is believed that the incident occurred as maintenance workers were cutting a pipe and some oil may have gotten loose, causing the fire.


ETA: Will post updates



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Cajunese
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing








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CajunZ81
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


Pretty sure that's in State water FWIW





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PillageUrVillage
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


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Production platform

2 dead
2 missing







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TemplarTheSaint
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


It's about 25 miles south of Belle Pass





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lsuroadie
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


It's a production platform, non drilling related....more than not its a non hydro carbon event.

Even so, there are many safety valves closing pipelines to prevent spills. I know I know, BOP's were supposed to stop Macondo too






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tigeraddict
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


West Delta is an old field. Back in 1993 i spent a summer working on a rig in West Delta 79





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trident
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Another rig explosion


not a rig. Production platform and was construction workers






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PillageUrVillage
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not a rig. Production platform and was construction workers


Yes, this was corrected.






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lsuroadie
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


The USCG just confirmed initial reports that welders performing maintenance cut into a pipe containing oil causing the explosion







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trident
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Yes, this was corrected


not in the title






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TJG210
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I thought area had to be shut in before doing hot work?





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PillageUrVillage
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not in the title


Well my bad... The original news article said "rig"






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ShoeBang
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The USCG just confirmed initial reports that welders performing maintenance cut into a pipe containing oil causing the explosion



I guaratnee it still gets spun into "Deepwater Horizon II: Electric Boogaloo"






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rmc
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I thought area had to be shut in before doing hot work?


Obviously safety protocols weren't followed here.






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CITWTT
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Someone in the chain made a mistake in methods of cutting into the pipe. An air powered saw whose proper name I am farting about, makes what is called a cold cut into pipe. The drains along the line should have been opened to test for the presence of hydrocarbons in the line.





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lsuroadie
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Yep.

So many fail safes to stop this from happening. I guarantee there was a safety mtg, JSA's filled out, a work permit, and hot work permit signed by two different authorized permit issuers, and it still happened. How that line wasn't flushed and cleared with N2 is beyond me


:nb4gettingaheadofmyself:






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Tigerhaven03
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BOP's were supposed to stop Macondo too
yes BOP's were supposed to give BP well control but they weren't running a subsea test tree (back up to the BOP that sits inside the stack) either






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lsuroadie
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re: PLATFORM explosion Edit: 2 dead, 2 missing


Did not have to...they were finished drilling, they were plugging and abandoning the well. The failed cement job and under balanced displacement with seawater got 'em....along with many others





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PillageUrVillage
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Probably Halliburton's fault





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