Offshore Worker Killed Is Named By BSEE

Published at 08:40AM - 15/03/16

An offshore worker killed in the Gulf of Mexico is named by the BSEE, as the investigation into the incident that caused his death gets fully underway.

The worker’s death followed an incident in part of the drilling facilities of the Whistler Energy operated Green Canyon 18 platform, Thursday 10th March. However, investigators are yet to indicate if the incident occurred on the drill-floor or otherwise.

Offshore Worker Killed Is Named By BSEE

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) identified the deceased worker late Monday as Roy Miller, an employee of Houston based Nabors Drilling.

BSEE Director, Brian Salerno, said: “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Roy Miller. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are committed to determining the direct and indirect causes of this incident.”

BSEE Investigation

In a statement, the BSEE reaffirmed the status of their ongoing investigation and gave details as to its members and scope.

The statement read: ‘ BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has formally established an Investigative Panel.’

‘The four-member panel is comprised of a BSEE special investigator, an investigator, a well operations inspector, and an engineer.’

‘The panel will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident in order to identify the causes and any contributing issues that led to the death of Mr. Miller.’

‘The panel will make recommendations in the final report on how to strengthen implementation of existing safety and environmental management systems and any necessary reforms to existing regulations. The focus of these recommendations is to prevent a similar incident from occurring.’

Green Canyon 18 Platform Location
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Whistler Energy Operated Green Canyon Block 18, Gulf Of Mexico. BSEE Office Indicated


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