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
171 List of Safety Alerts and Accident Investigation Reports Concerning Blowouts 8/27/1997
170 Stabbing Board Fatality and Injury 11/6/1996
169 Personnel Falls Result in Three Fatalities 11/4/1996
168 Twisted Valve Stem and Ineffective Level Safety High Result in Oil Spill 8/19/1996
167 Retrieval of Back-Pressure Valve Results in Loss of Well Control 6/17/1996
166 Lifting of Personnel by Crane Proves Fatal 6/11/1996
165 Shallow Gas Flows While Cementing Surface Casing 4/3/1995
164 Attempt to Stand Gravel Pack Assembly in Derrick Proves Fatal 12/16/1994
163 Installation of Elevator Links (Bails) 12/16/1994
162 Accidents on the OCS Involving Drilling Rigs, Derrick Barges, Pipeline Lay Barges, and Anchor-handling Vessels 3/9/1994
161 Production Platform Gas Discharge Points 2/2/1993
160 Exposed Subsea Valve Assemblies Create Hazards 6/18/1991
159 Welder Burned in Pipeline Accident 8/23/1990
158 Water-treating Facility Upset Leads to Fire on Production Platform 8/23/1990
157 Wireline Accident Involving the Formation of an Ice Plug in the Lubricator 7/19/1989
156 Fire on the Water Beneath Facilities 7/6/1988
155 Fire on Glycol Reboiler Due to Carry-over and Uninsulated Compressor Exhaust 6/14/1988
154 Flash Fire During Portable Well Testing Operations 3/18/1988
153 Fire Caused by Cutting Torch Used to Cut Tubing 2/12/1988
152 Circulating with Natural Gas Through Coil Tubing 6/19/1987