Release date: 16 January 2013
We can confirm that there has been a security incident this morning at the In Amenas gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria. The In Amenas field is operated by a joint venture of which BP is a member. We have no more confirmed details at this time. We will provide further updates.
Algerian authorities are engaged with the incident; UK authorities have also been advised.
BP has activated its emergency response system and is setting up a helpline for relatives
In Amenas is a wet-gas field, operated by a joint venture of BP/Statoil and Sonatrach, the Algerian state company. The field is approx. 1300km from Algiers and 300km form Hassi Massoud.