BP has evacuated foreign staff from Algeria

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Due to recent events in Algeria, BP has decided to evacuate foreign staff from the country.
“Supporting our colleagues and their families at a time of extreme concern is essential, and we are seeking to support them in every way we can” said BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley in a press statement.

Last Wednesday in the morning Islamist militants attacked the facility, taking dozens of hostages.
Statoil and BP, who operate as a joint venture at In Amenas (1150 kilometers from Algiers- capital of Algeria), confirmed that several of their employees were working at the facility. Spokesman of militants claimed that some 35 hostages and 15 militants had been killed in the attack on the In Amenas facility by Algerian armed forces. Quoting International Energy Agency  “The kidnapping of the foreign workers at In Amenas had cast “a dark cloud” over the outlook for the country’s energy sector”.

BP, Foreign Workers Evacuated from Algeria   | RIGZONE

Is work in volatile countries like Algeria are getting more and more dangerous? What about you? Are you willing to work in such places?

 

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Fifth year student of Mining and Geology at Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas at AGH University of Scince and Technology in Krakow, Poland. In YoungPetro, Deputy Editor-In-Chief, social media co-conductor, manager of the 'Ambassadors' project and 'How it works' section. HR manager of SPE AGH UST Student Chapter Poland. As a Lab assistance conducts also researches in terms of water recovery from drilling fluids. Interested in various sources of energy. Privately, loves high mountain tourism and low cost traveling.

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