June 22, 2021
A crew was called out to a fire at a heavy oil well site when hydraulic oil leaked onto an engine exhaust manifold. While no one was injured in the incident, the fire destroyed an engine skid, hydraulic system and associated equipment.
May 28, 2021
A crew was hydrotesting a newly constructed pipeline when an incident occurred. During pigging operations, hydrotest fluid and the pig became lodged. While the crew dewatered and depressured the equipment, a large volume of air inadvertently escaped into the adjacent 400-barrel production tank. High pressure in the tank blew off the tank lid and vent lines. No one was injured in the incident, but it could have resulted in severe or fatal injuries to workers in the surrounding area.
April 16, 2021
A coiled tubing crew was conducting pressure tests of the blowout preventer. Following a successful low-pressure test the line was bled down. This pressure was bled off without issue. At this time, a high-pressure test was conducted. When the valve was feathered open to bleed off the pressure, a loud bang was heard, and the piping parted. Several workers were in the vicinity of the flying debris, but nobody was injured.
April 12, 2021
A heavyweight drill pipe dropped to the floor and fell toward the driller's controls. The top of the pipe struck the doghouse and bounced, throwing the worker into the steam manifold. The pipe slid down the doghouse, through the railing, across the mud tanks and into the track hoe, missing the operator.
April 1, 2021
A worker fell to the ground while standing on the track of the dozer loaded on a trailer.
March 15, 2021
During a wellbore service in the winter months, a high-pressure gas release occurred.
February 3, 2021
A worker was hydro vacuuming a cattle gate near high voltage overhead powerlines. The worker received a shock when the equipment being used made contact with the overhead powerline.