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A Hampshire victim of Algerian terror siege is hailed a hero
3:07pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
A Hampshire BP worker, the fourth killed in the Algerian terror siege was today hailed for his professionalism.
Stephen Green, 47, died alongside three of his colleagues during the deadly attack on the In Amenas gas field which claimed the lives of a group of Britons last month, the company said.
Colin Browning, a fellow BP employee, described Mr Green as ''very professional and committed'' to his role.
He said: ''Steve was a friendly and likeable guy, working well with everyone he met.''
Mr Green, from Fleet, was based at the remote desert facility - part-operated by BP - as a health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) manager.
He joined BP last year and had more than 23 years of experience on major international projects, the company said as it released a statement to confirm his death ''with the deepest regret''.
Three more BP workers - Seb John, Carlos Estrada and Gordon Rowan - were also killed when the plant was overrun by heavily-armed terrorists on January 16.
Bob Dudley, BP's chief executive, said: ''These men were murdered while carrying out their jobs on a normal working day. It was a calculated and evil act.
''As BP mourns the loss of our colleagues, our thoughts are also with the families and friends of all of those who lost their lives in this terrible incident.''