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Offshore Accident Tragically Kills Contractor Aboard Fieldwood Energy’s Gulf of Mexico Platform

Undefeated Louisiana Offshore Injury Lawyer |Island Operator Contractor Killed on Fieldwood Energy Platform

A tragic accident aboard a small oil platform off the coast of Central Louisiana left an offshore worker dead on Saturday.

Island Operating Contractor Was Performing Pressure Casing Test

The May 15th accident occurred as the unidentified worker was performing a non-emergency pressure casing test on a shut-in well at Fieldwood Energy’s Eugene Island 158 #14 facility. The unmanned platform is located in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles south of Marsh Island.

A second worker aboard the platform was not hurt.

So far, Fieldwood Energy has not disclosed the exact nature of the accident. However, the Houston, Texas-based company did confirm that the deceased contractor was an employee of Island Operating Co., an oilfield contractor based in Scott, Louisiana.

The shut-in well remains secure and apparently poses no threat to the environment. Fieldwood Energy said it was working with the “appropriate regulatory agencies” to investigate the offshore worker’s death.

Offshore Worker Killed Aboard Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform

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

In 2014, an offshore contractor from Abbeville, Louisiana, was killed when an explosion erupted  aboard Fieldwood Energy’s Echo platform, another Gulf of Mexico facility located 12 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Three other workers were injured in that incident.

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