An oil rig belonging to Seplat Energy Plc has collapsed in Delta State.
According to a statement by Seplat posted on its official X handle on Tuesday, one person died following the collapse of its ‘Majestic’ oil rig near Ovhor in Delta State.
The oil company stated that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and are in safe but three of its crew members are missing.
“Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” early this morning. Seplat, the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture, contracted the rig.
“It was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized.
“92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing”, the company wrote.