Article From Offshore Engineer Magazine: Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills, 1/20/2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.

Illustration - Oil platforms offshore Louisiana - Credit: Scott Bufkin/AdobeStock

The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018, according to complaints by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Workers in one platform joked that their motto was “safe and sound until production’s down,” the indictment said.

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