MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Seplat Energy Plc has provided an update to the previous announcement regarding the incident involving its Majestic Rig near Ovhor
in Delta State explaining that contrary to some media reports, the Majestic rig is owned by Depthwize Nigeria Limited and not Seplat.
The company in a statement on Thursday said that “as stated in our previous announcement, the rig was in transit to its next drill location at Ovhor. Seplat is the operator of OMLs 4, 38 & 41 on behalf of the NNPCEPL/SEPLAT Joint Venture.
“Seplat Energy alongside Depthwize, is continuing the search for the three missing crew members. Divers and other emergency services are on-site, and as of 9 am, the missing crew members remain unaccounted for.
“Of the other 92 crew members, 10 were admitted to hospital and stayed overnight. We are pleased to say the 10 crew members have all now been discharged from hospital. Seplat
continues to support Depthwize with the emergency response and rescue efforts
continue, with the priority being the search and rescue of the three missing crew members.
The statement added that “Depthwize has notified Seplat that the single recorded fatality was a British national. The families of the deceased and the three missing crew members have been informed by Depthwize.
“Seplat has notified the authorities of the
incident and continues to comply with all regulatory requirements.”