Fire At Azeri Oil Field Well Extinguished
BAKU, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A fire at Azerbaijan's Guneshli oil field was extinguished on Tuesday, the state energy company SOCAR said.
SOCAR said on Monday a large gas leak at one of the wells during maintenance caused a fire. All 49 workers had been evacuated from the platform. No casualties were reported.
"The gas leakage was stopped and a fire was completely extinguished in early hours on Tuesday," SOCAR and the country's Emergency Ministry said in a joint statement.
In December last year, 30 workers were killed on one of SOCAR's offshore rigs during a large storm.
(Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Louise Heavens)
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