Houston, Texas-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.
Fieldwood Energy said that the accident occurred on May 15th during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well. No other personnel were injured in the accident and there was no threat to the environment.
“We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15th 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”, the company said, noting that details of the incident were still being established and an investigation into the incident was underway. Fieldwood Energy said that it had notified and was working with the appropriate regulatory agencies
Fieldwood Energy operates in both deepwater and shallow waters to produce oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico. It holds interests in approximately 500 offshore blocks, which are made up of more than 1,000 wells and more than 500 operated platforms.
In August 2020 Fieldwood Energy LLC, a private company formed in 2013, entered Chapter 11 as it planned a comprehensive restructuring of the company. Fieldwood entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement with the support of key members of the Company’s lender group, including holders of approximately two-thirds of the obligations under its First Lien Term Loan facility.