An accident on an offshore maintenance rig in the Gulf of Mexico has left two workers dead.
The Troll Solution rig in the southern Bay of Campeche has been contracted to operate in Pemex’s Abkatun-Pol-Chuc shallow water oil field.
It was positioning itself to carry out maintenance on wells linked to the Caan Alf platform.
Pemex said around 100 workers had been evacuated.
The deaths of both workers come a month after a number of fatalities on a rig on April 1, at least four people died at a fire in a separate platform in the Abkatun Pol Chuc complex.
A spokesman for the company said: “The accident on the Troll Solution platform does not affect production dedicated to well maintenance.”
In March, the Caan field, where the accident occurred produced nearly 12.000 barrels of oil per day (boepd).