Worker dies on Petrobras drillship in US Gulf of Mexico

Brazil’s state oil firm Petrobras revealed on Tuesday that a worker on one of their drillships in the US Gulf of Mexico died at the weekend after an accident.

The incident happened early on Saturday on the drillship Petrobras 10000.

Details have not been released but family of the worker, who was employed by contract company Spencer Ogden, has been informed.

Petrobras said medical assistance was given to he man on the drillship but to no avail.

The drillship, owned by Swiss company Transocean, was scheduled to remain in the Gulf until January 2018.

A Petrobras spokesman said an investigation is under way into the cause of the fatal incident.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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