Rig Incident List

Key:
DSDrillship
JUJack-up
LRLand rig
PPlatform
SSSemi-submersible
SShip
Rig Name / Well name Date Location Fatalities Type Incident Comments
60 Yrs of Azerbaijan 1983-09-09 Caspian Sea 5 JU Sinking Seabed failure, volcanic action
Actinia 1993-02-00 Vietnam - SS Blowout Major release
Adriatic IV 2004-08-10 Med Sea, Egypt 0 JU Blowout Fire destroyed rig and platform
Adriatic VII 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Major damage
Al Baz 1989-04-28 Nigeria 5 JU Blowout Burned & sank
Alexander L. Kielland 1980-03-27 Norwegian CS 123 SS Collapse Fatigue fracture caused capsize
Ali Baba 1984-00-00 UK CS - SS Grounding Broke moorings
Al Mariyah 2000-04-15 Persian Gulf 4 JU Collapse Jack failure while skidding derrick
AMDP-1 1975-09-00 Persian Gulf - JU Sinking Sank in tow. ArabAmOilCo
Arabdrill 19 2002-09-30 Saudi Arabia 0 JU Blowout Fire destroyed rig and platform
Atlantic No. 3 1948-03-08 Alberta, Canada 0 LR Blowout Major release, fire
Baku 2 1976-00-00 Caspian Sea - JU Sinking Capsized, sank, PT?, new rig
Banjar Panji-1 2006-05-29 Java, Indonesia - LR Blowout Mud volcano, major release
Banzala 1982-00-00 Cabinda, Angola 0 JU Sinking Lost, shallow gas blowout
Bigfoot 2 1987-10-20 GOM - JU - 2 bow legs PT
Blake IV 1992-09-29 Greenhill bay, GOM 0 JU Blowout Major release, fire
Bob Buschman 1986-00-00 - - JU Sinking Field Co
Bohai 2 1979-11-25 Bay of Bohai, China 72 JU Sinking Storm. Sank in tow.
Bohai 3 1980-06-15 - 70 JU Blowout Fire
Bohai 6 1981-00-00 West Pacific - JU - Slipped on location
Bombay High North 2005-07-27 Indian Ocean 22 P Fire Boat impact
Bourbon Dolphin 2007-04-12 Atlantic Ocean 8 S Sinking Capsize, sunk
Byford Dolphin 1983-11-05 Norwegian CS 5 SS Explosion Diving accident
Cerveza 1983-00-00 - - P Blowout Abandon
Chevron Typhoon 2005-09-27 GOM 0 P Hurricane Major damage
Constellation 1969-11-25 UK CS 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Cormorant A 1989-04-18 UK CS 0(3?) P Explosion Gas leak
C. P. Baker 1964-06-30 GOM 22 DS Blowout Catamaran type, explosion and fire
Dan Prince 1980-10-22 Alaska, North Pacific 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
DB29 1991-08-15 South China Sea 22 Barge Sinking Typhoon
Deep Sea Driller 1976-03-01 Norwegian CS 6 SS Grounding Storm
Deepwater II 1957-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Sank after hurricane
Dixilyn Field 81 1980-08-09 GOM - JU Sinking Hurricane Allen, on loc
Dixilyn Field 82 1985-06-00 Indian Ocean 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Dixilyn Field 83 1986-11-20 Indian Ocean - JU Sinking Stbd leg PT, capsized, off Bombay
Dixilyn Julie Ann 1968-03-13 GOM 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Dixilyn 150 1980-00-00 - - JU Sinking -
Dolphin Titan 143 1977-09-00 - - JU Sinking Sank in tow, salvaged, retired
Drake Point L-67 1969-00-00 Canadian Arctic - LR Blowout Ice volcano
Dresser 2 1968-04-28 GOM - JU Sinking Overturned due to soil failure
D M Saunders 1993-11-00 Arabian Gulf 0 JU Sinking Flooded in bad weather on tow
Ekofisk A 1975-00-00 Norwegian CS 3?/6 P Fire -
Ekofisk B 1977-04-22 Norwegian CS 0 P Blowout Major release
Ekofisk P 1989-00-00 Norwegian CS 0 P Fire -
Elefante 1969-00-00 - 0 JU Fire Destroyed, Puente Maracaibo Co.
Enchova Central 1984-08-16 Enchova Field, Brazil 37 P Blowout Fire, lifeboat fell to sea
Enchova Central 1988-04-24 Enchova Field, Brazil 0 P Blowout Destroyed by fire
Ensco 51 2001-03-01 Eugene Isl Blk 273, GOM 0 JU Blowout Setting casing string, fire
Ensco 64 2004-09-15 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Major damage
Estrellita 1969-03-00 GOM 0 JU Sinking Grounded in extreme weather
Five Sisters 1989-04-00 GOM 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Fulmar A 1991-08-00 UK CS 0 P Explosion Shell
Funiwa Platform 1980-01-17 Nigeria 0 P Blowout Major release
Gatto Selvatico 1976-01-00 - - JU Sinking AGIP
Gemini 1974-10-09 - 18 JU - Punch thru, leg failure
Getty Platform A 1984-05-13 West Cameron, GOM 1 P Explosion -
Glomar Arctic II 1985-01-00 UK CS 2 SS Explosion Pump room
Glomar Arctic IV 1998-07-00 - 2 SS Explosion -
Glomar Baltic I 2001-05-09 GOM - JU Blowout -
Glomar Grand Isle 1983-02-07 ?Indonesia - DS Blowout Fire
Glomar Java Sea 1983-10-25 S. China Sea 81 DS Sinking Capsized in tropical storm Lex
Glomar Labrador I 1988-00-00 - 0 JU Collision Merchant ship
Gulfwind 2005-00-00 - - JU Sinking? Wrecked, Chiles Offshore
Harvey Ward 1980-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Mudslide, total loss
Hasbah Platform 1980-10-02 Persian Gulf 19 P Blowout Major release
Hercules 25 2005-08-29 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Katrina - derrick fell on rig
High Island III 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Major damage
Interocean II 1989-11-08 UK CS 0 JU Sinking Flooded in bad weather on tow
IXTOC-1 1979-06-03 Mexico 0 JU Blowout IXTOC 1 - Capped 1980 Mar 23
Jalapa 1996-04-00 GOM 0 JU Sinking Weather, struc fail, flooding
Jim Cunningham 2004-08-20 Egypt 0 SS Blowout Fire
Key Biscayne 1983-09-01 Australia 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather. Salvg 12-83
Keyes Marine 302 1988-02-22 GOM - JU - PT, legs bent, total loss.
Keyes Marine 303 1990-05-30 GOM - JU Blowout -
King Christian D18 1970-10-25 Canadian Arctic - LR Blowout Ice volcano
Lake Peigneur 1980-11-21 Louisiana 0 - Sinking Drilled into salt mine
Liberacion 1974-11-00 South America 0 JU Sinking Weather, proced, flooding, sunk
Little Bob 1968-08-00 - 7 JU Blowout Fire off La. Coral Drilling
Lodgepole 1982-10-17 Alberta, Canada 2 LR Blowout Amoco, major H2S release
Lusi Mud Volcano 2006-05-29 Java, Indonesia - LR Blowout Mud volcano, major release
Maersk Endurer 1980-10-18 Gulf of Suez ?3 JU Blowout Derrick collapse, renamed EDC Setty
Maersk Giant 2006-04-23 Norwegian CS 0 JU Blowout Shallow gas
Maersk Victory 1996-11-16 South Australia 0 JU Collapse Punch-through, leg failure
Main Pass Block 41 1970-02-10 GOM - P Fire Burned for 2 months
Marine IV 2001-07-13 GOM - JU Blowout -
Marlin 3 1992-08-27 GOM - JU Hurricane Major damage, collapse
Marlin 4 1980-00-00 South America - JU Collapse Legs damaged, seabed slide
Medusa Spar 2004-09-15 GOM - P Hurricane Damaged
Mighty Servant 2 1999-11-02 Indonesia 5 S Sinking Hit rock
Mighty Servant 3 2006-12-06 Angola 0 S Sinking Ballast problems
Mississippi Cany. 311A 1987-11-04 GOM - P Blowout Platform tilted
Mr Bice 1998-06-00 GOM 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Mr Gus 1 1957-03-31 GOM 1 JU Sinking PT, tilt, capsized H. Audrey
Mr Louie 1963-05-00 German CS 0 JU Blowout Crater
Mumbai High North 2005-07-27 Indian Ocean 22 P Fire Boat impact
Nabors Dolphin 105 2002-10-02 GOM - JU Sinking Lili - collapse and capsize
Nabors Rig269 1998-07-17 GOM - P Collapse -
Nabors WorkhorseIX 1980-02-05 GOM - JU Sinking Sank in tow, salvaged, in service
Neptune Gascogne 1983-00-00 - - JU Sinking Lost legs Brazil. Later Rigmar151
NFX Platform A 1999-09-09 GOM - P Blowout Fire
Noble Max Smith 2005-09-09 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Major damage in Rita
Nowruz Platforms 1983-03-00 Persian Gulf 20 P Fire Major release
Ocean Champion 1980-12-00 Port Said 0 JU Grounding Grounded in bad weather
Ocean Developer 1995-08-00 Northern Angola - SS Sinking Sank on tow
Ocean Express 1976-04-15 GOM 13 JU Sinking Capsized on tow in bad weather
Ocean King 2002-08-09 Grand Isle 93, GOM - JU Blowout Fire
Ocean Master II 1977-06-00 West Africa 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Ocean Odyssey 1988-09-22 UK CS 1 SS Blowout Fire
Ocean Prince 1968-03-06 UK CS 0 SS Collapse Broke up in storm
Ocean Ranger 1982-02-15 Hibernia, N. Atlantic 84 SS Sinking Storm, Mobil
Ocean Warwick 2005-08-31 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Major damage
Offshore Bahram 1996-01-00 Suez 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather on tow
Okha 1980-10-00 Arctic 0 JU Grounding Grounded in bad weather
Orion 1978-02-01 Guernsey, UK 0 JU Grounding Broke loose from barge
Oseberg B 1988-00-00 Norwegian CS 0 P Collision Sub collision - anchor chain
Parker 14-J 2003-09-11 GOM 0 JU Collapse Jacking mechanism failure
Pagura 1965-00-00 - - JU Fire Saipem
Penrod 52 / Petrel 1965-09-09 GOM - JU Sinking PT, capsized moving, H. Betsy
Penrod 52 1983-07-20 GOM 0 JU Blowout Collapsed during blowout
Penrod 61 1985-10-28 GOM 1? JU Sinking Sank in H. Juan
Petrobras P7 2001-06-19 Bicudo Field, Brazil 0 P Blowout Fire
Petrobras P36 2001-03-20 Campos Basin, Brazil 11 P Sinking Explosion
Petromar V 1981-08-27 South China Sea - DS Blowout Sank after blowout
Petronius A 1998-12-03 GOM 0 P Sinking Lift failure, dropped module
Piper Alpha 1988-07-06 UK CS 167 P Fire Explosion and loss after gas leak
Placid 66 1977-00-00 - - JU Sinking Placid Co.
Placid L10a 1983-05-15 SNS, NL 0 P Blowout Corrosion
Pool 55 1987-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Soil failure while drilling
Pride 1001E 1997-04-01 GOM - P Blowout Fire
PSS Chemul 2005-08-29 GOM 0 SS Hurricane Major damage
Qatar I 1956-12-00 Arabian Gulf 20 JU Sinking Collapsed during tow.
Ranger 1 1979-05-10 GOM 8 JU Collapse Fatigue, collapse
(Pool) Ranger 4 1997-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Breakthru/slide into crater
Rigmar 151 1998-01-00 West Atlantic 0 JU Sinking Formerly Neptune Gascogne
Roger Buttin 3 1966-02-09 West Africa - JU Sinking Fast leg penet, capsize, sank
Ron Tappmeyer 1980-10-02 Saudi Arabia 19 JU Blowout Hasbah Platform blowout
Rowan Fort Worth 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Rita - Beached, written off
Rowan Gorilla I 1988-12-15 North Atlantic 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather during tow
Rowan Halifax 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Rita - Beached, written off
Rowan Houston 2002-10-02 GOM 0 JU Sinking Lili - Collapse and capsize
Rowan Louisiana 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Rita - Beached, severe damage
Rowan New Orleans 2005-08-31 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Katrina - Capsized, sank
Rowan Odessa 1994-12-01 GOM 1 JU Fire Leg struck pipe. Damaged, repaired
Rowan Odessa 2005-09-28 GOM 0 JU Hurricane Rita - missing, sunk?
Saipem Paguro 1965-09-09 Off Ravena, Italy - JU Blowout Destroyed by fire
Scan Sea 1977-01-12 West Pacific 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather during tow
Seacrest 1989-11-03 Gulf of Thailand 91 DS Sinking Typhoon Gay
Sea Gem 1965-12-27 UK CS 13 JU Collapse BP, jack collapse, brittle fracture
Sea Quest 1980-01-01 Nigeria 0 SS Blowout Sedco 135C, fire, scuttled off Nigeria
SedcoNo8-Rig22 1956-08-10 GOM 4 JU Sinking Under construction
Sedco 135F 1979-06-03 Mexico 0 JU Blowout IXTOC 1 - Capped 1980 Mar 23
Sedco 252 1989-00-00 Indian Coast 3 lost JU Blowout Fire
Sedco J 1989-04-00 Offshore S. Africa - SS Sinking Capsized during tow
Shell Mars 2005-08-29 GOM 0 P Hurricane Major damage
Ship Shoal 246b 1980-03-09 GOM 0 P Blowout Killed after 1 day
Sleipner A 1991-08-23 Norwegian CS 0 P Sinking -
Snorre A 2004-11-28 Norwegian CS 0 P Blowout Seabed gas blowout
South Timbalier 26 1970-12-01 GOM 4 P Blowout Platform lost
Steelhead Platform 1987-12-20 Cook Inlet, Alaska 0 P Blowout Fire. Unocal, Penrod rig also lost?
Sundowner 15 1996-01-24 GOM - P Blowout Fire
Teledyne Movible 16 1989-01-08 GOM - JU Blowout Total loss
Thunderhorse 2005-07-10 GOM 0 SS Hurricane List after Dennis.
Topper I 1980-02-00 GOM 0 JU Sinking Valve fail, flooding. Crestwave Co
Topper III 1975-00-00 - - JU Sinking Crestwave Co
Transgulf Rig 10 1959-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Punchthru, capsize b4 move
Transocean 3 1974-01-01 UK CS 0 SS Collapse Leg broke, capsize
Transocean 7 2005-00-00 - - JU Sinking? Wrecked
Treasure Seeker 1984-00-00 Norwegian CS - SS Blowout Shallow gas
Trinimar Marine W327 1973-08-08 Venezuela 0 P Blowout Major release
Ubit Platform 1996-00-00 Nigeria 18 P Fire Explosion
Union Oil Platform A 1969-01-28 Dos Cuadras F, OCS, US 0 P Blowout Major release
Usumacinta 2007-10-23 Bay of Campeche, GOM 22 JU Blowout Storm, major release
Viking Explorer 1988-09-00 SE Borneo 4 DS Blowout Explosion and sinking. Total Oil
Vinland 1984-02-22 Sable Island, N. Atlantic 0 SS Blowout Shell, Uniacke G-72
W.D.Kent 1976-02-00 Off Dubai - JU Sinking Sank, hit by barge in storm
West Gamma 1990-08-20 North Sea 0 JU Sinking Sank in bad weather during tow
West Vanguard 1985-10-06 Haltenbanken, Norw. NS 1 SS Blowout -
Zacateca 1986-10-00 Mexico - JU Blowout Sank. Perforadora Co
Yum II / Zapoteca 1987-10-10 Bay of Campeche, GOM 0 JU Blowout PEMEX
Zapata Enterprize 1985-00-00 Javan coast 0 JU Blowout Fire
Zapata Lexington 1984-09-14 GOM 4 JU Blowout Fire
Zapata Maverick I 1965-00-00 GOM - JU Sinking Punch thru, overturn H. Betsy
Zapata Scorpion 1969-11-22 Canary Islands - JU Sinking Sank in tow
Zapata Topper III 1975-03-00 GOM - JU Blowout Sank off La.


Helicopter Incident List - North Sea Only

Aircraft Type Date Location Fatalities Details
Eurocopter SA365N (Dauphin) 2006-12-28 Morecambe Bay, UK 7/7 Under investigation
Sikorsky S76A (Modified) 2002-07-16 Leman Field, UK 11/11 Main rotor failure and crash
Eurocopter AS332 (Super Puma) 1997 Near Norne FPU, Norway 12/12 Engine failure and loss of control
Eurocopter AS332 (Super Puma) 1992 Near Cormorant 'A', UK 11/17 Stall and crash
Bell 212 1991 Ekofisk 3/3 Main rotor struck flare
Sikorsky S61 1990 Brent Spar Helideck 6/13 Collision and crash
Boeing BV234 (Chinook) 1986-11-06 Near Sumburgh, UK 45/47 Main rotor/gearbox failure and crash
Bell 212 1984 Dan Field, Denmark 3/3 Tail rotor/gearbox failure and crash
Bell 214 ST 1984 Humber, UK 2/2 Cause of crash unknown
Eurocopter AS332 (Super Puma) 1982 Aberdeen Airport, UK 2/2 Engine failure and crash
Sikorsky S76 1981 Near Peterhead, UK 4/4 Rotor failure and aircraft break-up
Bell 212 1981 Near Dunlin, UK 1/14 Pilot disorientation and crash
Westland Wessex Mk 60 1981 Off Bacton, UK 13/13 Main rotor gearbox power loss and crash
Sikorsky S61 1978 Near Bergen, Norway 18/18 Main rotor gearbox failure and crash
Sikorsky S61 1977 Near Stavanger, Norway 12/12 Main rotor gearbox failure and crash
Sikorsky S58 1976 Forties Field 1/10 Tail rotor/gearbox failure and crash
Sikorsky S61 1974 North Sea, Netherlands 6/6 Main rotor failure and crash
Sikorsky S61 1973 Near Stavanger, Norway 4/13 Tail rotor failure and ditch


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