Saudi Platform Sinks


Saudi Aramco suffered a blow to its otherwise stellar safety record when a platform performing maintenance at the 1.2mn b/d Safaniyah oil field sank on 27 December, killing three expatriate workers.


Saudi Aramco is carrying out a major upgrade at Safaniyah, the world’s largest offshore field. Operations were unaffected by the incident, in which a barge with 27 workers on board sank while performing maintenance work, the...