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CNOOC Offshore Well Blowout, Three rig workers missing

Three crew members were missing after a well blowout and fire on an oil rig platform in the Bohai Sea in northeastern China earlier this week that halted operations in China’s largest offshore oil field.

The field is jointly owned by state-controlled giant China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) and U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips.

CNOOC hasn’t made a public statement on the incident. It is not clear whether the fire caused any oil to spill into the ocean.

When the blaze started after the well blowout Monday, 102 crew members were working on the oil rig and 99 were evacuated our source reported.

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