SOCAR evacuated oil workers return to offshore platforms


January 18, Fineko/abc.az. The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) announced about normalization of weather conditions and stabilization of the situation on offshore platforms.

SOCAR reports that weather is gradually normalizing, and the evacuated oilmen will begin to return to the platforms from the second half of the day and continue their work as usual.

On 15 January SOCAR evacuated about 2,500 oil workers because of storm warning on 17 January.

At night of 18 January speed of the hurricane on offshore platforms reached 144 km/h (40 m/s), and in some places wave height exceeded 10 m.