Four people were taken to the hospital after suffering burns at an oilfield in western Siberia operated by Samotlorneftegaz, a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft, the company said on Wednesday.
When doing routine maintenance tasks, four employees from Samotlorneftegaz and a subcontractor suffered mild to moderate burns, according to the company.
Oil and gas processing facilities were running normally, according to Samotlorneftegaz, and there was no threat to the climate, Reuters reports.
A fire had broken out, according to the provincial prosecutor’s office, according to the Interfax news agency.
Samotlorneftegaz said it had formed a committee to look into the incident’s origin.