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Azerbaijani company SOCAR evacuated about 500 oil workers ahead of storm

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 21, 2019
The Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR evacuated about 500 oil workers from offshore stationary platforms for security purposes.
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SOCAR intensified security measures in connection with a sharp deterioration of weather conditions, which is expected to last until September 22.

Topics: Azerbaijan SOCAR storm oil evacuated

The personnel who remained at sea in connection with the production process were ordered to work less in the open air. The duty was organized. The vessels, including the fire department of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations, are on duty at all oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea.

BP Azerbaijan, the operator of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli offshore projects, continues to operate as usually despite the stormy weather, the company told Trend.

There are the rules for carrying out the work carefully in adverse weather conditions, especially in the open air. The company’s entire personnel at sea and at the coastal terminal operate in accordance with these regulations.