Nigeria: BW Offshore Vessel Kidnapped Workers Released

BW Offshore has announced the release of offshore workers kidnapped from an FPSO offshore Nigeria onboard FPSO sendje Berge in an armed pirate attack in July.

On 2 July 2020, at approximately 4:20 am local time, BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge was subject to an attack by pirates offshore Nigeria in which nine Nigerian nationals were kidnapped.

The incident onboard the FPSO had no further casualties of those remaining onboard experienced no physical injuries.

Since this incident, BW Offshore has being corroborating with local authorities as represented on site by the Nigerian Navy. 

Sendje Berge is situated on the Okwori field in Nigeria on contract to Addax Petroleum.

According BW Offshore the offshore kidnapped workers had been released totally unhurt.

“BW Offshore is very pleased that all of the offshore employees have been safely released. The company would like to extend its gratitude to those involved in the safe release of everyone who was abducted from the FPSO Sendje Berge on 2 July 2020,” BW Offshore said in a brief update.

The Sendje Berge is spread-moored at the Okwori field in Nigeria on a contract with Addax/Sinopec.

OML 126 is a shallow water block in the Niger Delta. The southern half of OML126 has been completely surveyed by 3D seismic and contains two producing oil fields (Okwori and Nda, four undeveloped oil discoveries and three identified exploration prospects. Okwori and Nda are producing via subsea wells tied-back to the leased Sendje Berge floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

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