BOEM Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts are posted by the BOEM to inform the offshore oil and gas industry of the circumstances surrounding an accident or a near miss.

They also contain recommendations that should help prevent the recurrence of such an incident on the OCS.

Doc # Title Effective Date
308 Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Gas Release from Piping Corrosion Failure Near a Weld 3/19/2014
307 Overloading Leads to Catastrophic Failure of Crane Boom 3/19/2014
306 Lower Stairwell Step Collapses Causing Injury 3/19/2014
22 Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Gas Release from Piping Corrosion Failure Near a Weld 2/28/2014
21 Pollution from Production Operations Due to Improper Diversion of Production Flow and Rupture Disc Failure 1/13/2014
305 Explosion, Fire and Fatalities West Delta Block 32 Platform E 11/25/2013
304 Boom Hoist Wire Rope Failure Results in Fatality 2/1/2013
303 Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP) Connector Failure 1/29/2013
302 Pressure beneath a Surface Bridge Plug Blows Work String out of Well 7/2/2012
301 Fall/Fatality during P & A/Platform Abandonment: Supervision, Operational, Equipment, and Organization Errors 4/13/2012
300 Unplanned Emergency Disconnect Sequence (EDS) of the Lower Marine Riser Package 3/9/2012
299 Failure to Properly Bleed Tubing Hanger Void Results in Injury 1/31/2012
298 Electric Line Failure from Corrosion Results in Injury 12/30/2011
10 Safety Alert for the Macondo Well Blowout 11/10/2011
297 Potable Water Pressure Tank Bladder Rupture 9/29/2011
9 SAFETY ALERT: Heater-Treater Fire Forces Evacuation of Platform 5/25/2011
296 Catastrophic Failures in Mooring Systems Possibly Put Floating Structures at Risk 5/14/2011
295 Compressor Fire Resulting from Separated Fuel Line Coupling 4/6/2011
294 Blowout Preventer Automatic Mode (Deadman) Activation 4/14/2011
293 Platform RTU Battery Charger Fire 3/21/2011