Firefighter Crews Battle The Caspian Sea Platform Blaze [Video] #offshore #facilities

By 7th December 2015 Industry News No Comments

New video has been posted in the wake of SOCAR’s Guneshli 10 production platform fire in the Azeri Caspian Sea Friday. The Azeri Ministry of Emergency Situations posted the below video on their Youtube account Monday.

Additional videos and official statements regarding the incident can be found here.

The fire broke out after a massive storm hit the area Friday. Firefighting efforts were delayed by severe weather and a gas pipeline rupture.

Officially, the death toll is 7 as of Monday afternoon; however 23 workers are still missing and feared dead at this point.

28 Caspian Sea wells have been shut-in following the tragedy and analysts estimate as much as 100,000 barrels per day of production is being affected. Socar has yet to confirm this production impact.