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Contractor Killed in Accident at Gulf of Mexico Offshore Facility -Operator

Mike Schuler
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May 17, 2021

Houston-based offshore oil and gas producer Fieldwood Energy has confirmed the death of a contractor at one of its Eugene Island offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

As reported by the company, the accident occurred May 15, 2021, during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well. No other personnel were injured in the accident and there’s no threat to the environment.

“Fieldwood Energy is committed to safe operations, and the health and well-being of our entire workforce is a top priority. We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021 a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the Eugene Island 158 #14 offshore facility in the Gulf of Mexico during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well. No other personnel were injured and the shut-in well remains secure and poses no threat of environmental harm. Details of the incident are still being established and an investigation into the incident is currently underway. We have notified and are working with the appropriate regulatory agencies. We have no additional details to share at this time,” according a company update.

Fieldwood Energy is one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, operating in both deepwater and shallow waters. It holds interests in approximately 500 offshore blocks, comprising over 1,000 wells and more than 500 operated platforms, according to the company’s website.

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