Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chevron Confirms Fire Incident on Rig Offshore

Chevron Press Release
17 January 2012

Chevron Confirms Fire Incident on Rig Offshore
press release

San Ramon — Chevron Corporation reports that its subsidiary, Chevron Nigeria Limited, is working to contain a fire that ignited early this morning aboard the K.S. Endeavor, a drilling rig offshore Nigeria operated by FODE Drilling Nigeria Limited.

The rig was drilling a natural gas exploration well, located in the Funiwa Field approximately six miles (10 kilometers) offshore and in approximately 40 feet (12meters) of water.

One hundred and fifty-four personnel were on the rig and an associated barge. Two contractors are still unaccounted for while all others are safe and undergoing medical examinations at an adjacent production platform. Aggressive search and rescue activities continue for the two missing personnel.

Every effort is being made to find the missing workers.They are our utmost priority, said Andrew Fawthrop, managing director, Chevrons Nigeria/Mid-Africa Strategic Business Unit.

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