Formed in 2013 as part of Riverstone Holdings LLC, Fieldwood Energy LLC is the largest oil exploration and production operator on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf.
Fieldwood Energy Accidents
There has been at least one serious accident reported involving Fieldwood Properties. In this dangerous accident, one worker was killed and three others were seriously injured in an explosion that occurred on an oil rig. At the time of this accident, the rig was not in production. This explosion occurred approximately 12 miles from the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The other three workers who were injured underwent medical treatment at the offshore rig. The exact cause of the accident is still uncertain.
The Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement later determined that the explosion occurred from partially drained flammable vapors in the heater treater, an introduction of oxygen, and an ignition source that was located on the rig platform. The agency further found that Fieldwood had performed a number of errors in its safety management practices which contributed to the accident.
How Asbestos Can Harm Oil Rig Workers
Oil exploration and production companies used asbestos for various purposes including insulation for many years. This practice stopped after medical authorities began to report that asbestos has the potential to result in very serious medical complications.
Regulations have since been passed which largely prohibit the manner in which asbestos can be used. Oil rig workers, however, can still be harmed due to exposure to asbestos that remains in older structures.
Discover How an Oil Rig Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Oil rig accidents can significantly disrupt a worker’s life. If you or loved one has been harmed in an oil rig accident and another party is responsible, it is a wise idea to contact an attorney who will fight to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner.