Majestic rig operation is legal, says Depthwize

Depthwize, operator of the oil rig that capsized during an operation for Seplat Energy/NNPCL Joint Venture, says it is operating legally in Nigeria having acquired all the proper certifications.

According to a company statement, since the Majestic oil rig started operations in the Nigerian waterways in 2012, it has been regulated by the Department of Petroleum Resources (now Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission).

“Depthwize is fully up to date with the licences and permits to operate the Majestic and conduct its drilling operations in Nigeria,” the statement read.