Poseidon Oil Pipeline is a crude oil pipeline system that was constructed to meet demands for additional crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. Poseidon Oil acts as a link between the central Gulf of Mexico oil and markets in Louisiana. The western side of Poseidon begins at its Garden Banks platform and runs easterly along the Outer Continental Shelf to Poseidon’s South Marsh Island platform. In 2014, Poseidon completed a significant upgrade of its SM 205 platform.
Although Poseidon Oil Pipeline Company is involved with the poseidon pipeline system, filings with the SEC show ownership and operations management is:
36% by Enterprise GTM Holdings LP, 36% by Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. and 28% by Genesis Energy, L.P. An affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners LP is the operator of the system.
Pipeline Spill Accident Reports
May 16, 1997 – Crane Barge ALROAR completed a trench for the Poseidon Pipeline, Texaco Pipeline’s 16-inch crude oil pipeline in the immediate vicinity of the trenching work performed by the ALROAR, ruptured causing approximately 6,500 barrels of oil to spill into Lake Barre.
Jan 21, 2000 – A 24″ pipeline located in Ship shoal Block 332 was ruptured. The operator shut down the pipeline and its estimated that 1840 barrels of a sour crude oil was released.
How Oil Workers Can Be Injured While On The Job
Accidents that have been reported involving the poseidon pipeline partners include:
- A worker was harmed by explosion that occurred involving the combination of two combustible gases. Explosions and fires are very common due to chemical leaks as well as equipment that malfunctions because it is not properly maintained.
- A worker fell when construction scaffolding collapsed, which resulted in the worker striking his back against a lower surface. Other reasons for falls on oil rigs include workers who fail to follow posted safety instructions as well as workers who do not watch where they are walking.
- An object was placed on a high surface by a construction crew and fell resulting in injury to a worker.
- A worker was caught in heavy equipment and nearly killed. Each year, many workers on oil rigs are harmed because they are either caught between objects and hard surfaces or workers are struck by objects that are not properly restrained.
Understanding the Dangerous Nature of Asbestos
Workers in the oil exploration and production company are at risk of being harmed by asbestos, which is a material that was most commonly used as a type of insulation. Prolonged and frequent exposure has been linked to several deadly medical conditions like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
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