Founded in 1977 in Metairie, Louisiana, LLOG Exploration’s first onshore discovery was drilled at East White Lake Field. In the 1990’s, LLOG Exploration began activity in both state and federal with asset sales totaling at the time $420 million. In the 2000’s, the company relocated its headquarters to Covington, Illinois and increased the amount of deep digging performed by the company. Today the company employs roughly 170 workers across 3 offices with 2 floating production systems and 98% reserves in deep water.
Oil Rig Accidents Reports – LLOG Exploration
A major accident reported involving LLOG Exploration occurred in 2004 when operators at LLOG installed a ball valve in the vent exhaust line to the pipeline pump start to stop back flow of fluid and gas into the starter exhaust when it was not in use. Soon after, the platform shut in due to a PSL signal on the fuel scrubber. The compressor was brought back on line but the pipeline pumps did not start. The operators removed the vent line hoses on both starters to remove accumulated fluid. Gas flowed back and migrated throughout the skid and found an ignition source that created a fire that injured workers. Damage from the fire was estimated to do more than $96,000 in property damage while one worker sustained first and second degree burns and a second worker injured his hand and knee. Some of the causes of fires on oil rigs include equipment that malfunctions, adverse weather conditions like lightning, and workers who do not properly maintain machinery.
How Asbestos Can Harm Oil Rig Workers
Asbestos is fibrous material which was once used by a large number of companies including those in the oil exploration company. Exposure to asbestos, however, can seriously harm workers because small pieces of asbestos can become lodged in a person’s lungs causing asbestosis or mesothelioma.
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