Seplat Energy Plc said one person died following the collapse of its ‘Majestic’ oil rig near Ovhor in Delta State.
The oil company disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement on its official X, formerly Twitter handle.
It stated that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and safe.
The company added that three of its crew members were missing.
“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.