Seplat Energy Plc on Tuesday evening confirmed the death of one worker in the collapse of a majestic rig in Delta State, while three others were said to be missing.
A statement by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roger Brown, disclosed that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and safe.
See the full statement below:
Seplat Energy Plc
(“Seplat Energy” or the “Company”)
Incident involving the Majestic rig near Ovhor, Delta State
Lagos and London – August 15, 2023: Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” in the early hours of this morning. Seplat as the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture contracted the rig. It was in-transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized.
92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the crew member who sadly lost his life and the three crew members who are still missing at the time of this report. Our emergency response and rescue efforts working alongside the rig owner and the authorities have been activated and are onsite. Our utmost priority will continue to be the safety and wellbeing of all the affected personnel and their families.
We will provide further details as our understanding of the incident develops. A detailed investigation into the cause of the accident will follow.
Mr. Roger Brown
Chief Executive Officer
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