Seplat Energy on Tuesday announced that one person died and three others were missing as its drilling rig collapsed in Delta State.
The company’s chief executive officer, Roger Brown, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
Mr Brown said the incident involving the Majestic rig occurred near Ovhor, Delta State, in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” in the early hours of this morning.
“Seplat, as 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,” Mr Brown said.
He said 92 persons among the 96-member crew are safe.