The FINANCIAL — The Rompetrol Group has successfully completed the evacuation operations of the personnel from Libya, the last people arriving in the country this morning.
"We thank our employees and their families for the courage they showed, but also for confidence in the company's efforts to evacuate them. Furthermore, we appreciate their efforts to preserve and secure facilities, both for further future activities, and to avoid any incident, "said Gavit Kurkimov, Vice President of Business Development division of Rompetrol Group.
According to the compnay the evacuation operations of the 62 employees have been hampered by the extending of the incidents and the temporary closure of air space, and also by the large distance of about 500-1100 km between the work camps related to oil fields and extraction points (Tripoli, Benghazi). The camps are in the vicinity of cities such as Awbari (about 150 km from the conflict zone Sabha), Zillah or Awjilah (500 km from Benghazi).
With its own resources and also with the support of partners in Libya, The Rompetrol Group has managed the transfer of the employees from the oil fields to the points of extraction and from there they arrived in Romania with the support of the Romanian state authorities.