9 May 2021 - 14:15
  • News Code: 316074
Fire Contained at Phase 11 Drilling Rig

TEHRAN (Shana) – A small fire in the drilling rig of phase 11 of South Pars was quickly contained without any casualties.

According to Pars Oil and Gas Company, a fire broke out in the engine room of the MD-1 drilling rig belonging to MAPNA Noor Kish Drilling Company, located at the SPD11B platform in South Pars gas field, at noon on Wednesday (May 5).

Moments after the incident, a crisis management committee was formed to identify and address the dimensions and causes of the incident.

In this regard, immediately after taking safety measures and transfer of the staff to the safe gathering zone, the fire was contained and the drilling rig returned to safe conditions.

Fortunately, with the timely actions and dispatch of support vessels, personnel carriers and relief forces from various operation units of Pars Oil and Gas Company to the location of the project, no casualties were reported and MD-1 drilling rig returned to safe conditions hours after the accident.

The cause of this accident is reported in the initial estimates of overheating of the tower power supply generators, and after a thorough and comprehensive expert review, the dimensions of the accident will be reported to the relevant authorities.

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