Chevron confirms fire incident at its Ojumole Well

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, operator of the joint venture (JV) between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)


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Chevron confirms fire incident at its Ojumole Well

 

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, operator of the joint venture (JV) between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV) has confirmed that at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, a fire was observed at the Ojumole Well No. 1, an idle and plugged well with no flow-line connected to it.

Fresh Angle International gathered that Ojumole field is in NNPC/CNL JV’s Western Niger Delta area of operations.

Chevron reportedly conducted an overflight to evaluate the fire and also mobilized emergency responders to assess the site, contain the fire and boom the area. In addition, CNL notified community stakeholders about the incident and also reported it to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and other regulatory and security authorities.

A Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) to the site of the incident on Saturday April 20, by a team made up of regulatory agencies, community stakeholders and CNL, determined that the fire incident was caused by third-party interference. There was however no impact to any of the neighboring communities.

CNL is currently working with contractors to safely put out the fire as quickly as possible.

The company explained in a statement made available to Fresh Angle International Thursday April 25 that it remains committed to the safety of the communities and the environment in its areas of operation, promising to conduct their operations safely, reliably and efficiently, with utmost consideration for protection of people and the environment.




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Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Confidential Secretary/Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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