MARCH 14, 2014 — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said Friday that it was responding to a reported fatality on Platform A, Green Canyon Block 18 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans.
There was no pollution or additional injuries reported.
The offshore oil and gas operator, Whistler Energy II, reported that an offshore worker was fatally injured while working on the platform rig.
All drilling operations were suspended pending granting of BSEE approval to resume drilling. However, as this is a platform rig with production from a separate deck, production continued.
BSEE investigators are actively engaging with the operator and will investigate the incident. As weather permits, BSEE inspectors and investigators will visit the location.