Workers led by Texas troubleshooter Red Adair controlled five fires on a North Sea platform where 167 people died in the world's worst oil rig disaster, a company spokesman said Saturday.

Two more fires continued burning on the ravaged Piper Alpha platform, according to the spokesman for Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., the rig's operator and main owner.John Brading, chairman of Occidental's British operations, said Adair's special team had plugged three wellheads with cement and controlled fire in two others with sea water.

A huge explosion, followed by a fierce fire, wrecked the platform 120 miles off Scotland on July 6.