Fire kills three on Abkatun A platform in Bay of Campeche

Three workers were killed after a fire struck the compression unit of the Abkatun A platform in the Bay of Campeche over the weekend, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Feb. 7.

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Three workers were killed after a fire struck the compression unit of the Abkatun A platform in the Bay of Campeche over the weekend, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Feb. 7.

The fire was controlled and the rest of the platform was not evacuated. Several other workers, both for Pemex and contractors, were injured.

Seven workers were killed on the same platform in April 2015 following an explosion and subsequent fire (OGJ Online, Apr. 2, 2015).

Abkatun A is part of the Abkatun-Pol-Chuc complex.

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