On September 27, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, within framework of his visit to Greece, held a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The hour and a half negotiations were held in sincere and positive atmosphere. Prime Minister Tsipras called Azerbaijan the strategic partner of Greece and SOCAR the strategic investor-company. He said they would take all possible steps for SOCAR’s entering Greek market. A working group was agreed to regulate DESFA privatization crisis. Elshad Nassirov, SOCAR Vice President for Investment and Marketing and Dimitrios Liakos, Chief Adviser to Greek Prime Minister for economic issues will lead the working group, which is to hold discussions with the EU and Greek government to prepare proposals satisfactory for both sides.
On September 26, a low-pressure gas appearance occurred turning into spouter during the repairing work at 71st on 19th jacket of Gunashli field operated by 28 May oil and gas production department of Azneft production association and the spouter turned into a fire at 6.00 p.m. as a result of flaring during its prevention.
Firefighters and rescuers immediately evacuated 69 workers on board Vikhr-5 firefighting vessel.
The fire was extiguished and gas appearance eliminated early morning on September 27 as a result of joint efforts by the Ministry of Emergency and other competent organizations. SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Deputy Minister of Emergency Major-General Etibar Mirzayev, Chairman of Caspian Marine Navigation Rauf Veliyev and Head of Fire Safety Service Major-General Fuzuli Asadov led the urgent measures for the prevention of the accident.
The spouter turned into a fire at the 71st well of Gunashli’s 19th jacket though security measures have been taken there.
All workers were evacuated from the jacket. No one was injured. Necessary measures are taken for the prevention of open spouter.
On September 26, a low-pressure gas appearance occurred turning into spouter during the repairing work at 71st on 19th jacket of Gunashli field operated by 28 May oil and gas production department of Azneft production association.
The department workers took urgent security measures according to the instruction and immediately provided safety of 49 workers in shifts. No one was injured. There are no reasons for evacuation of workers who are now at the jacket. Security measures are now provided for the prevention of the spouter.
The accident is investigated and the developments will be reported soon.
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