Explosion rocks Rivers oil wells

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Fire explosions have rocked an oil field operated by Eroton Exploration and Production Limited in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) yesterday confirmed that it was in receipt of a report of a fire incident at two oil wells operated by Eroton Exploration and Production Limited (EEPL).

Director-General of NOSDRA, Mr. Idris Musa,  said that the twin incidents occurred at Akaso Wells 14 and 4T Wellheads, on  Monday.

Musa explained that following the notification of the incident to the agency, the company officials of the spills agency, oil firm’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) were immediately mobilised to the site.

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He said: “The company has mobilised a vendor, which is expected to arrive the incident location today, October 4, 2022, to extinguish the raging fire from the Wells; the agency will supervise the activity accordingly.

“An illegal boat was observed at the location, which was suspected to be engaged in oil theft. The boat has been completely burnt but the fire on the boat has been extinguished.

“The two Wells are, however, still on fire until the vendor arrives to extinguish it.”

The Director-General said that a situation room was created by the company for effective communication with all relevant stakeholders.

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