Platform A at Green Canyon Block 18. Image courtesy of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is investigating a platform accident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that left one worker dead.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said an offshore worker was fatally injured on Friday while working on Platform A at the Green Canyon Block 18 in the Gulf of Mexico, 150 miles south of New Orleans.

Further details about the accident have not been disclosed yet.

There was no pollution or additional injuries reported.

The platform’s operator, Whistler Energy II, has suspended all drilling operations at the platform and operations will remain suspended until the BSEE grants approval to restart drilling.

However, because the rig has a separate production deck, production will be allowed to continue.

The BSEE said its investigators are actively engaging with the operator and will investigate the incident.

As weather permits, BSEE inspectors and investigators will visit the location.

According to Whistler Energy, the GC 18 platform was originally set in 1987 and is rated at 30,000 barrels of oil per day.

The platform is a 30-slot, 25,000-ton structure located in 760 ft of water, 79 miles south of Port of Fourchon.


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