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Gas leak at Azneft platform prevented


Reports emerged Wednesday evening of a open fountain coming out of a well at "Azneft" Production Union’s 28 May Oil and Gas Production Unit’s (OGPU) platform No.7, Mirvari Gahramanli, head of the Oil Workers Rights' Protection Organization, said in a statement to APA-Economics.

 

According to the NGO leader, the majority of workers have been evacuated.

 

Gahramanli added that SOCAR’s drilling teams and 28 May OGPU workers are working to prevent possible consequences. 

 
A source with SOCAR said, however, that it was a gas leak which was prevented abruptly, adding that there is no danger to the workers’ lives. 

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