Gas leak at Azneft platform prevented

# 12:50
11 May 2017

Reports emerged Wednesday evening of a open fountain coming out of a well at "Azneft" Production Union’s 28 May Oil and Gas Production Unit’s (OGPU) platform No.7, Mirvari Gahramanli, head of the Oil Workers Rights' Protection Organization, said in a statement to APA-Economics.


According to the NGO leader, the majority of workers have been evacuated.


Gahramanli added that SOCAR’s drilling teams and 28 May OGPU workers are working to prevent possible consequences. 

A source with SOCAR said, however, that it was a gas leak which was prevented abruptly, adding that there is no danger to the workers’ lives.