Statoil Confirms Attack on In Amenas Gas Facility in Algeria
On Wednesday morning Norwegian time Statoil was notified of a serious situation involving an attack on the In Amenas gas production facility in Algeria.
In Amenas is a wet gas field operated through a joint venture between Sonatrach, BP and Statoil.
Statoil’s emergency response organisation is now mobilised, and the company is working to get an overview of the situation. The company stated that the main focus is the safety of the employees at the facility.
Algerian authorities are handling the situation locally, while Norwegian and British authorities have also been informed of the incident.
Statoil has just under 20 employees at the facility, and more than 10 of these are Norwegian.
LNG World News Staff, January 16, 2013; Image: Statoil