NIGERIA: BW Offshore Kidnapped Employees Released

BW Offshore Limited a global owner and operator of floating production storage and offloading vessels has reported that nine of its  offshore employees  that had earlier been reported kidnapped from the FPSO Sendje Berge on 2 July 2020 have been safely released.

The nine were kidnapped on 2 July 2020, at approximately 4:20 am local time when BW Offshore’s FPSO Sendje Berge was subject to an attack by pirates offshore Nigeria .

BW Offshore reported it was cooperating with local authorities, represented on site by the Nigerian Navy.

Sendje Berge is situated on the Okwori field in Nigeria on contract to Addax Petroleum and Sinopec till 2021. It has an oil production capacity of 50,000 bbl/d, Gas Compression Capacity of 55 mmscfd and a storage capacity 2,000,000 bb.