SOCAR will hold training on oil spill prevention
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Sate Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will hold trainings "Prevention of oil spills in the oil and gas offshore and onshore production, and anticipatory measures to eliminate its consequences". The trainings are aimed to prevent the occurrence of disasters such as an accident on the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico and eliminate the negative effects.
The SOCAR Social Development Management's training and certification department plans to hold the trainings in October 2010, Department Head Asif Bekirli was quoted as saying by the official press.
Bekirli said security measures must be constantly reinforced, the potential risks be should evaluated and properly managed even when applying modern techniques and technology.
The oil disaster occurred on the coast of the United States on April 20 this year due to a methane explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform. The accident killed 11workers of the platform. Two days later, the platform sank and oil began to flow from the damaged wells at a depth of 1.5 kilometers. According to the U.S. government experts, about 74 percent of oil spill was removed from the ecosystem by collecting it from the water surface on the coast, as well as due to natural factors. According to recent reports, the expenditures of Britain's BP Plc., over the accident, reached $ 8 billion.
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