One Dies, Others Missing As Seplat Energy Oil Rig Collapses in Delta

Following the collapse of its “Majestic” oil rig near to Ovhor in Delta State, Seplat Energy Plc confirmed one fatality.

This was announced by the oil firm on Tuesday in a message posted to its official X account, which was originally a Twitter account.

92 of the crew’s 96 members were listed as being found and safe, according to the report.Three of the crew members are still missing, the company said.

“Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” early this morning. Seplat, the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture, contracted the rig.

“It was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized.

“92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing”, the company wrote.