Petrotrin launches investigation into fire at Lease Operators Ltd.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 20:00

Petrotrin has launched an investigation into a fire which occurred at Lease Operators Limited on Friday.

According to reports production manager Desmond Deokie told fire officers he heard one explosion, then he saw flames around several of the oil tanks on the compound he then heard several more explosions.

The Siparia fire services responded and brought the fire under control. The fire left one employee injured and destroyed two vehicles. In a press release today, Petrotrin says in keeping with standards for the performance of all operators and its commitment to maintaining safe operations it has established an investigating team to determine the cause of the incident.

The team Is also expected to make recommendations to prevent future occurrences. Lease Operators is a Petrotrin production alliance partner.