Fire hits Petrobras platform

PNA-1 platform: Facility was undergoing refurbishment work

A fire over the weekend at the PNA-1 fixed production platform in the Petrobras-operated Namorado field in the Campos basin has left six workers injured.

Output was temporarily interrupted at the platform on Saturday when a fire broke out near the water tank on the cellar deck of the platform. It was put out about 40 minutes later.

Six workers from Odebrecht Oil & Gas carrying out painting work on the PNA-1 suffered minor injuries and were later cleared by doctors.

According to Petrobras, four workers had first-degree burns, one showed signs of smoke inhalation and one twisted his ankle.

The newbuild semi-submersible accommodation and maintenance platform OOS Prometheus, supplied by OOS International, was linked to the PNA-1 and was carrying out refurbishment activities when the incident occurred.

Petrobras expects output at the PNA-1 platform to resume once it conducts all the necessary inspections. The platform was producing about 2400 barrels per day of oil.

It was the second incident in the Campos basin in less than six months. In December 2013, a fire at the main deck of the P-20 platform injured two workers.

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