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Oil Rig Explosion Kills 32 Azerbaijani Workers in Caspian Sea

Posted by feww on December 5, 2015

Dozens killed as oil rig explodes in Caspian Sea

A gas explosion on an oil platform in Azerbaijan’s Guneshli oil field ignited a major blaze on Friday, said local reports.

The independent Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Committee (SOCAR)in Azerbaijan has told reporters that 32 oil workers had perished in the blaze while 42 others were rescued.

Gunashli is an offshore oil field in the Caspian Sea, located 120km east of Baku, Azerbaijan, 12km southeast of Oil Rocks [Neft Daşları,] with its deep water section being a part of the larger Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) project, which is operated by a BP-led consortium.

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