• Published: 30 Jan 2014
  • Incident ID: 3483

Loss of Production - Hydrocarbon Release

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

Threaded connection on reciprocating gas export compressor

Lessons Identified

Ensure that piping and connection fatigue is appropriately managed across all Operating assets.

Incident Recommendations

  • Ensure that a robust strategy for managing vibration anomalies is in place
  • Ensure vibration / fatigue is considered in any Risk Based Inspection scheme
  • Review inspection procedures in place and ensure they include condition assessment of pipe supports, particularly those associated with reciprocating machinery
  • Ensure that pipework and equipment contained within vendor packages are included in the RBI database and are risk assessed accordingly
  • Ensure close out of anomalies in a timely manner
  • Ensure regular vibration surveys are undertaken in identified areas of high vibration and that the results of these surveys are fed back into the RBI model

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