Offshore Accidents

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Offshore workers suffer serious injuries caused by conditions on offshore platform rigs, spar platforms, drillships, jack-up rigs, tankers, crew boats, lay barges, and other vessels. When that unfortunately happens, our firm is ready to help you or a loved one. Our offshore injury lawyers are privileged to assist injured workers and crewmen nationwide.

Our offshore accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP focus on offshore accidents that occur in the Gulf of Mexico, but we handle serious maritime and offshore injury cases around the country. In fact, we have handled serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from accidents all around the world, including the Middle East and Africa.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed while working offshore, call us now at (866) 385-8354 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced offshore accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights before they are jeopardized by your employer. There is no fee to speak with us, we only get paid if we win your case.

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    The Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

    The offshore oil and gas industry includes three types of companies:

    1. Oil exploration and production companies that own mineral lease rights to the oil and gas.
    2. Drilling contractors that drill the wells for the oil companies.
    3. Oilfield services companies that provide assistance in drilling the well, including assistance regarding everything from wireline to ROVs to topside drilling equipment.

    No Fee Unless We Win

    At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships of trying to heal and make sense of an accident. That is why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means no fee unless we win the case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.

    Common Causes of Offshore Accidents

    As our Houston offshore accident lawyers know too well, working offshore can be dangerous, often because the large corporations who operate offshore seek to maximize profits at the expense of safety.

    The fatality rate for offshore workers is seven times higher than for all U.S. workers.

    Common causes of offshore accidents include:

    • Helicopter crashes

    • Basket transfer injuries

    • Crewboat accidents

    • Falls from height

    • Dropped objects

    • Explosions and fires

    • Chemical burns

    • Equipment pinches and severed arms and legs

    • Slip and falls

    • Illness and disease

    • Exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals

    • Lifting injuries

    • Crane and hoisting equipment injuries

    • Collisions with rig floor equipment

    Types of Offshore Facilities

    The kinds of facilities where offshore injuries occur include:

    • Compliant Towers –narrow, flexible towers and a piled foundation supporting a conventional deck for drilling and production operations.

    • Drillships –self-propelled floating rigs that look like ships. Capable of operating in deepwater and move around more quickly than semis. Station-keeping is usually accomplished by dynamic positioning.

    • Fixed Platforms – built on concrete and/or steel legs anchored directly onto the seabed, supporting a deck with space for drilling rigs, production facilities and crew quarters. Immobile and designed for long-term use.

    • Floating Production Systems – large ships equipped with processing facilities and moored to a location for a long period. These include FPSOs (floating production, storage, and offloading systems), FSO (floating storage and offloading systems), and FSU (floating storage units).

    • Inland Barges – these rigs are specially adapted for inland waters close to shore.

    • Jack-up Platforms – platforms that can be jacked up above the sea, and can be lowered like jacks. These platforms, used in relatively low depths, are designed to move from place to place, and then anchor themselves by deploying the jack-like legs.

    • Jack-up Rigs – Used for shallow water drilling, these have legs that penetrate into the seafloor and the hull jacks up and down the legs.

    • Platform Rigs – self-contained rigs that rest on fixed platforms. Used for field development drilling.

    • Seastars Platforms – mini-tension leg platforms.

    • Semi-submersibles – floating mobile offshore drilling units that have ballasted columns. Station-keeping is accomplished either by anchored mooring lines or dynamic positioning systems.

    • Semi-submersible Platforms – legs are buoyant and permit structure to float. Can be moved from place to place.

    • Spar Platforms—moored to the seabed with more conventional mooring lines.

    • Tender-Assist Rigs – monohull units that are moored next to a platform. The rig is installed onto the platform, but power, storage and other functions remain on the tender.

    • Tension-leg Platforms – consist of floating rigs tethered to the seabed in a manner that eliminates most vertical movement of the structure.

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    Offshore Oil Exploration & Production Companies

    The largest offshore E&P companies include:

    1. ExxonMobil
    2. Chevron Corporation
    3. Koch Industries
    4. Shell Oil Company
    5. ConocoPhillips
    6. Occidental Petroleum
    7. EOG Resources
    8. Pioneer Natural Resources
    9. Hess Corporation
    10. Ovintiv
    11. Chesapeake Energy
    12. Devon Energy
    13. APA Corporation (Apache)
    14. Antero Resources
    15. Marathon Oil
    16. EQT
    17. XTO Energy
    18. Diamondback Energy
    19. Continental Resources
    20. Cimarex Energy
    21. Southwestern Energy
    22. Range Resources
    23. Murphy Oil
    24. Cabot Oil & Gas
    25. Fieldwood Energy

    Top Offshore Drilling Companies

    The top offshore drilling companies include:

    1. Schlumberger
    2. Halliburton
    3. Fluor
    4. Baker Hughes
    5. Noble Corporation
    6. Diamond Offshore
    7. Rowan
    8. Parker Drilling

    Oilfield Services

    The top-grossing oilfield services companies include:

    1. Baker Hughes Inc. –Houston, Texas
    2. Cameron—Houston, Texas
    3. CARBO Ceramics Inc.—Houston, Texas
    4. Core Laboratories—Houston, Texas
    5. Dril-Quip Inc—Houston, Texas
    6. DXP Enterprises Inc.—Houston, Texas
    7. Exterran Partners LP—Houston, Texas
    8. Fluor
    9. FMC Technologies Inc.—Houston, Texas
    10. Geokinetics Inc. –Houston, Texas
    11. Halliburton –Houston, Texas
    12. Helix Energy Solutions—Houston, Texas
    13. Jacobs Engineering
    14. Key Energy Services Inc.—Houston, Texas
    15. National Oilwell Varco Inc. –Houston, Texas
    16. Oceaneering International Inc.—Houston, Texas
    17. Oil States International Inc.—Houston, Texas
    18. OYO Geospace—Houston, Texas
    19. Robbins & Myers Inc. –Dayton, Ohio
    20. RPC Inc. –Atlanta, Georgia
    21. Superior Energy Services Inc—New Orleans, Louisiana
    22. Schlumberger Ltd.—Houston, Texas
    23. WorleyParsons

    Take Action Now!

    If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered an illness while working offshore, a Houston offshore accident attorney at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help. Please call us at (800) 489-2216 or click here for a free, confidential consultation. We would love to speak with you and see what we can do to help you in your case.

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      Practice Areas We Handle

      Our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys want to understand your unique situation so we can provide legal guidance that will help you obtain a favorable result. We have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today! You don’t pay us unless we win your case.

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