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SOCAR extinguishes fire at oil wells in Caspian

SOCAR extinguishes fire at oil wells in Caspian

Date: 17 December 2015 13:27

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.17

Trend:

The fire at the oil wells on the platform #10 of Azerbaijan’s offshore Guneshli field has been completely extinguished, spokesperson of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Nizamaddin Guliyev told Trend Dec.17.

“This enabled to completely prevent the environmental disaster due to the possible oil spill,” he added.

Guliyev noted that the work on extinguishing the fire at gas wells is at the final stage.

“We try to extinguish it in the shortest possible time,” he said. “After extinguishing the fire, the platform will be reconstructed and the wells will be put into operation again.”

A fire broke out on the offshore platform Dec. 4, as a strong storm damaged an underwater high-pressure gas pipeline. As many as 33 people were rescued in an ensuing large-scale operation. The bodies of seven killed have been retrieved to date.

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