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Oil rig collapsed in Maersk field

The oil rig 'Rumailah' has been sent to repairs following a collapse.

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Oil rig 'Rumailah' in the Al Shaheen oil field collapsed recently, and the rig has now been sent to repairs, according to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Maersk Oil is operator on the oil field, which is the biggest oil field in Qatar.

"We support Gulf International Drilling, which owns and operates the Rumailah rig. All employees are safe following the incident, and the same applies to the facilities on Al Shaheen. Beyond this, we refer to Gulf International Drilling for comments," Maersk Oil spokesman Daniel Canty tells the Norwegian newspaper.

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