Cullen noted many deficiencies in the permit to work system on piper alpha, including the lack of any consistent practice of physically locking-off isolated equipment, and the absence of a review or. About piper alpha• placed at north sea, the platform began production in 1976,• first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas• oil production started in 1976 with about 250,000 barrels (40,000 m3) of oil per day increasing to 300,000 barrels (48,000 m3)• a gas recovery module was installed by 1980. Piper alpha was a north sea oil production platform operated by occidental petroleum (caledonia) ltd the platform began production in 1976, first as an oil platform and then later converted to. Documentary chronicling the tragic events that occurred in the north sea on board the piper alpha rig in july 1988, in what was the world's deadliest offshore oil disaster.
The piper alpha platform was a large, fixed structure platform located in 474 ft of water in the piper field in the north sea some 110 miles northeast of aberdeen it was connected by oil and gas pipelines to two other production platforms, claymore and tartan a, as well as a manifold compression platform mcp-01. Piper alpha also had gas pipelines connecting it to both the tartan platform and to the separate mcp-o1 gas processing platform in total, piper alpha had four main transport risers: an oil export riser, the claymore gas riser, the tartan gas riser and the mcp-01 gas riser. It is 25 years since tragedy struck in the north sea one hundred and sixty seven people died in the piper alpha fire on 6 july 1988, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster.
Piper alpha: the worst disaster in the history of offshore many years before macondo, there was a much more deadly disaster offshore in the north sea piper alpha was the largest platform (by production) in the world in its era (317,000 barrels/day, peak. Overview e and industry effects in which lives were lost include the piper alpha offshore accident (1988), the columbia space shuttle disaster (2003), and the. History the piper field was discovered by occidental in january 1973, with the piper alpha platform becoming operational in 1976 located about 120 miles north-east of aberdeen, the platform initally produced crude oil. Piper alpha is an offshore oil and gas platform that suffered an explosion in july 1988, still regarded as the worst offshore oil disaster in the history of the uk the 25th anniversary of the disaster was commemorated across the country in july. From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia piper alpha was a north sea oil production platform operated by occidental petroleum (caledonia) ltd  the platform began production in 1976,  first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas production.
Piper alpha disaster: it's 30 years since 167 lives were lost in the north sea three decades on from the worst offshore catastrophe in history, focus on safety in the industry has come to the. 2016 hd piper alpha was a north sea oil production platform operated by occidental petroleum (caledonia) ltd the platform began production in 1976, first as an oil. The piper alpha disaster remains the most significant event in the history of the british north sea oil industry, yet despite a large range of scholarship on the topic women's experiences of the disaster have not been heard publicly.
Piper alpha: lessons learnt, 2008 piper alpha was a large north sea oil platform that started production in 1976 it produced oil from 24 wells and in its early life it had also produced gas from two wells. A series of catastrophic explosions occurred on the piper alpha offshore platform on the evening of 6 july 1988 this lead to a major and sustained gas fire which resulted when the tartan gas riser ruptured. Piper alpha 30 years on: survivor on how he ignored advice and jumped into north sea joe meanen took two steps over the safety netting and dropped into the unknown.
Piper alpha oil rig disasterpiper alpha oil rig disaster contentss 1background 2incident 3outcomes 4timeline 5why tree 7accimap 8conclusion 9references 1 background piper alphawas anoil production platform located in the north sea off the seashore of scotland, which was operated byoccidental petroleum ( caledonia ) ltd. Piper-1 piper alpha case history [the following information has been taken from the uk government publication the public inquiry into the piper alpha disaster (the lord cullen report. 12 general background about piper alpha piper alpha was a north sea oil production platform fully managed and operated by occidental petroleum (caledonia) ltd subsidiaries of occidental petroleum corporation (oxy.
1cheme symposium series no 122 piper alpha - a case study in distorted communication s tombs this paper seeks to understand the fire and explosion on piper alpha as partly a consequence. The piper alpha disaster is one of the worst offshore accidents in the history of oil and gas with 167 lives lost during the time when the incident happened, the safety legislative regime in place was the prescriptive legislative regime. The piper alpha was built at mcdermott's offshore construction yard for occidental petroleum to extract hydrocarbons from the piper field in the north sea she was one of the largest oil producing platforms in the north sea at that time, exporting the processed oil to flotta terminal in orkney. Step change in safety has commissioned a short film about the piper alpha disaster featuring artwork by sue jane taylor sue jane, who was offshore in the months before to the disaster, sketched.