Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Military confirms fire incident at Conoil fields in Bayelsa

By Nathan Nwakamma on 26/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 414


The Joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta has confirmed a fire incident at an oilfield operated by Conoil in Koluama Southern Ijaw Local Government in Bayelsa.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the fire which started on Saturday morning engulfed an oil rig owned by Depthwize Nigeria, an oil services firm, working at the oil block operated by Conoil.

The rig is located within Nigerian territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean off Koluama community in Southern Ijaw area of Bayelsa.

Maj. Abdullhi Ibrahim, Spokesman for the joint military force christened Operation Delta Safe who confirmed the incident to NAN on Saturday, said all the personnel on board the rig were successfully evacuated.

He said the fire incident was already under control due to the efforts of firefighters and that no life was lost.

Although the number of personnel on board the vessel named MT Majesty could not be ascertained, it was gathered that the 232 feet rig had the capacity to accommodate 120 men on board.

Also, Mr George Ibobra, a community leader in Koluama confirmed the incident, saying the people were grateful that no human life was lost in the inferno.

NAN recalls that the youths of Akassa, in Sanganna area of Bayelsa, had put out a fire which occurred on Conoil offshore platform near Brass LGA, Bayelsa on Sept. 29, 2017.

Also in 2012, an explosion of a rig K.S Endeavour at an oilfield operated by Chevron occurred near the North Apoi in Koluama. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 26/05/2018 7:20:45 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Ojukwu’s day of glory at UNN •Alakija, Chukwuma...

Man who named pet dog Buhari rearrested; to...

Bayelsa CJ swears in Gov Wike in Port-Harcourt...

Expert advocates more measures to curb tuberculosis

I’M ON A RESCUE MISSION —Buhari on why...

Ekwueme, Gbonigi, others endorse Jonathan for re-election as...

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb blast rocks Onitsha

Ikpeazu writes IGP, calls for investigation of Nwosu...

FG to sanction MDAs over workshop

Man seeks divorce over wife’s alleged communication with...

Luxury bus owners lament ordeal in Lagos, send...

Army trains special squad to be deployed to...

 

Latest News Gunmen abduct, gang-rape 5 activists at gunpoint UPDATE: DSS Operatives storm Senator Abaribe's Abuja home 9 Shiite members in police net over killing of policeman Judge’s withdrawal stalls Innoson’s arraignment 2 siblings docked over alleged kidnap of 3-year-old boy Police lied; we didn’t attack anyone — Islamic Movement of Nigeria 14 docked for cultism, arms possession in Ogun Oyo Govt seals 50 companies over non-payment of tax Court refuses to order forfeiture of funds in accounts without BVN Don’t allow politicians to use you, CJN advises judges Buhari salutes Super Eagles over their victory against Iceland, urges them to defeat Argentina Atiku visits PDP Secretariat, reiterate commitment towards a better Nigeria

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,645 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,243 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,606 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,366 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,243 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,068 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,033 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,181 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,046 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,818 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,019 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,801 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,263) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,047) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,411) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,304) Religion (772) Sports (1,557) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement