Chevron said two workers were missing and 152 others found, but gave no further detail on the missing persons.
The company said it was still investigating the fire, which occurred near its North Apoi oil platform, and which forced it to shut down.
“We immediately flew out people to the nearby North Apoi platform, and have been helping those needing any medical assistance,” the Chevron spokesman Scott Walker said in a statement.
Chevron did not immediately say what caused the fire. However, Nigeria’s government believes a “gas kick” a major build up of gas pressure from drilling was responsible, said Levi Ajuonoma, a spokesman for the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.
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