Explosions Rock Eroton’s Oil Field In Rivers State (See Video)
•fire incident at two oil wells operated by the oil firm NOSDRA
By Naomisophy blog
An explosion rocked an oil field operated by Eroton Exploration and Production Limited in the Akuku Toru Local Government Area in Rivers State, the incident was confirmed on Tuesday. NOSDRA made this confirmation after receiving reports of fires at two oil wells operated by the oil and gas company.
NOSDRA CEO Idris Musa said two incidents occurred on Monday at the Akaso wells 14 and 4T wellsin Rivers.
Musa added that after reporting the incident to NOSDREA, its officials, the company, and the oil company’s emergency response team were immediately alerted and mobilized to the scene.
He said, “The company has mobilized a vendor, which is expected to arrive at 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 NOSDREA DG stated that a situation room was created by the company for effective communication with all relevant stakeholders.
Musa explained that NOSDREA subsequently directed the company to give an update on the incident every two hours.
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