Worker dies aboard Petrobras 10000 drillship in Gulf of Mexico

A worker died in an incident aboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico last week.

Brazilian oil company Petrobras said the crewmember passed away early Saturday, December 2, 2017, “as a result of an incident.”

“The Spencer Ogden employee received immediate medical attention on the rig, but unfortunately he passed away. The proper authorities were notified. The cause of the incident is being investigated. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the crewmember’s family,” Petrobras said in a statement.

The drillship in question is owned by Transocean. According to previous reports, the drillship was supposed to remain in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico until January 2018. It was then expected to leave to Brazil where it would remain until August 2019.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Transocean, seeking more info on the incident.

A Transocean spokesperson confirmed that “an incident occurred aboard the Petrobras 10000 early Saturday resulting in a crew member’s fatality.”

“Transocean has notified the proper authorities. The crew member was employed by Spencer Ogden Inc. The operator and contractors involved have stopped operations and will supply additional details, as appropriate. Our thoughts and prayers, and the thoughts and prayers of everyone working on the rig, remain with the crew member’s family,” the Transocean spokesperson said.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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