SOCAR accelerates elimination of consequences of fire at Guneshli field
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) works in accelerated mode to eliminate consequences of the fire at the platform #10 of the Guneshli offshore field in the Caspian Sea, SOCAR said in a message.
Oil and gas wells damaged by the fire at the field will be repaired and commissioned before late 2016, according to the message.
The fire broke out on the offshore platform Dec. 4, as a strong storm damaged an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline.
As many as 33 people were rescued in an ensuing large-scale operation. The bodies of 14 killed were retrieved, while 16 people are still listed as missing.
The fire was fully extinguished at 19:24 local time (UTC/GMT +4 hours) Feb. 10.
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