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A fire at a Petrobras offshore platform has injured two workers and cut output from the Marlim field, one of Brazil’s largest oil fields.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon aboard the P-20, a semi-submersible oil production platform, causing a shut down that resulted in a reduction of about 22,000 barrels of daily output, Petrobras said in a statement.

Petrobras said in a later statement that it had not been able to restart production at the platform.

A group of engineers was sent to the platform to work on resuming operation as soon as possible.

The fire was located near the platform’s chemical-injection unit, and according to the company, was quickly brought under control.

One worker was treated for smoke inhalation and another for an ankle injury.


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