Covid-19 spreads to multiple offshore installations in Brazil

Norway’s Equinor ASA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are two of at least five oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, reports Reuters, citing industry and regulatory sources. Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Brazil’s Enauta Participacoes have registered one case each, and hundreds of cases have been recorded at oilfields operated by state-run Petrobras.

In most other nations, outbreaks have been contained to a handful of rigs.

Reuters said oil regulator ANP had registered 544 active coronavirus cases as of last Thursday May 28th among workers who had accessed offshore facilities. That figure does not include workers who have recovered.