Chevron Ends Search for Missing Workers

Chevron Corporation said that its subsidiary, Chevron Nigeria Limited, has called off the search and rescue activities for two contractors who were missing after Monday's fire aboard the KS Endeavor (300' ILC), a drilling rig offshore Nigeria operated by FODE Drilling Nigeria Limited.

After three days of intensive search and rescue activities for our missing colleagues, I am saddened to report that our efforts have proven
unsuccessful and, therefore, we have made the difficult decision to transition to a recovery operation. On behalf of Chevron, we extend our sincere condolences to the families of the missing individuals, said Andrew Fawthrop, managing director, Chevron's Nigeria/Mid-Africa
Strategic Business Unit.

CNL reports that it is continuing its plans and preparations to drill a relief well, and its investigation into the cause of the incident.

CNL confirms that 152 workers on the shallow water rig and associated barge were safely evacuated from the incident, which occurred about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from shore. Two workers who received medical care for burns have been released from the hospital.
 

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Barbara Saunders | Jan. 22, 2012
Made me cry.

R S Guru | Jan. 22, 2012
Very sad to hear such happenings. May their sole rest in Peace. I believe non compliance of proper procedures and or lack of HES standards are the cause for such incidents. Need lost of emphasis on safety front. Let Chevron pay the compensation for the family as quick as possible.

CHIKA CHINDAH | Jan. 20, 2012
quit a pity for those of them that involved in this accident. my sincere condolence to affected families pray God to the families mind to bear this great lose. chevron management to ensure that their children, wives get the best and always give them a helping hand at all time. best regards Chika Chindah


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