BP confirms identities of three employees killed in Algeria
LONDON -- BP is now able to confirm the identities of three of its employees who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the In Amenas joint venture gas facility in Algeria on 16 January.
Sebastian (Seb) John, 26
Seb John, from Nottingham, joined BP in September 2012, as a Civil & Structural Engineer. Seb was a member of the BP’s graduate development programme, and had recently joined the In Amenas joint venture team. He was on his first trip to Algeria.
Carlos Estrada, 44
Carlos Estrada, originally from Colombia, was living in London, and had worked for BP since 1995. Carlos was a vice-president with BP’s Upstream Global Projects Organisation and was visiting the In Amenas site to provide expertise on BP’s interests in projects in Algeria.
Gordon Rowan, 58
Gordon Rowan, from Oregon in the US, was a Well Operations & Engineering Manager and had worked for BP and formerly ARCO since 1986. Having spent time at Algeria’s Rhourde El Baguel field, he had returned to the country to work at In Amenas after a period in China.
A fourth employee is also feared to have lost his life in the attack. At this time we are unable to comment on his identity.