Workers hurt in rig fire
Fire broke out on an offshore rig run by the subsidiary of a Qatar-based drilling company, injuring six workers. It was the second disruption within a year aboard one of the firm’s platforms. Gulf International Services, partly owned by state-run Qatar Petroleum, announced the fire at its GDI-3 rig in a statement published on the Qatar Stock Exchange yesterday. It said the workers were treated in hospital. In July 2015, offshore rig Rumailah suffered what the company described as a “punch-through incident” while in the Al Shaheen oil field off Qatar’s north-eastern coast. No one was injured.