“Something like 60 people came out on Friday, just as a precaution,” said a BP spokesman. “Everyone is safe and well. All our local staff are safe and well, and there’s been no impact on production.”
Around 40 essential expatriate staff remain and that the company’s office in Cairo is open.
Monday saw further bloodshed in Egypt after a weekend of violence. The BBC reported that at least 42 people were shot dead near a military barracks in Cairo after what Egypt’s army described as an attempt to storm the barracks, where ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is believed to be in detention.
BP said it remains “fully committed” to Egypt and intends to return its staff as soon as possible.