Three oil workers have been injured as a result of a fire at Perenco Trinidad and Tobago’s (TT) offshore AD platform. TT’s Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries is actively engaging the company, according to reports.
According to the Trinidad Guardian, the fire occurred on Tuesday around 3.50 pm when mechanics were performing maintenance on a gas compressor. This information reportedly came from Heidi Diquez, the External Relations and Communications Manager of Perenco.
“The fire was quickly extinguished, the emergency response procedures activated and the platforms were shut in. There was no discharge of hydrocarbons to the environment as a result of the incident,” Diquez is quoted by the Guardian as saying.
“Unfortunately, three contract employees were injured and immediately received medical treatment on-site. Two of the three injured persons required further medical treatment and were promptly airlifted to shore. Consequently, one person was discharged after medical checks and the other remains in a stable condition at the medical facility,” she reportedly stated.
The report said that all relevant authorities and agencies were duly informed and are being kept updated and that a full investigation with the relevant authorities has been initiated.
As a result of the incident, officials from the Energy Ministry reportedly met with Perenco on Wednesday. The company is obligated to provide a report to the ministry, the Guardian reported.
Perenco is a 20 percent stakeholder and operator of the consortium that manages the TSP fields which are located 20 km to 45 km from the Southeast Coast of Trinidad in deep water at 55 meters.
Its partners are Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Corporation Petrotrin, and Trinidad and Tobago National Gas Company, the NGC, the Guardian said.