Afren, a security breach has occurred on the High Island VII jackup rig

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 09 Nov 2010 08:50
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A security breach has occurred on the High Island VII jackup rig, which
had recently arrived on location, preparing to commence infill drilling at the Okoro field.

Two crew members are stable after receiving wounds to the leg, and have been evacuated by helicopter to a shore‐based clinic. It is believed that five crew members have been taken hostage. A second security breach occurred at the AT 101 support vessel.

Together with our indigenous partner AMNI International, we are working with the relevant authorities and the vessel and rig are both under the control of the Company. Drilling operations on the rig are temporarily suspended. An update will be provided in due course.


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