An explosion has been reported at a production facility in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40, involving partners of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the explosion occurred while production evacuation was being carried out at the Gbetiokun Early Production facility.
The NPDC, an upstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed the incidence.
A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated that there were no fatalities or injuries and no significant spill in the incident.
“There was, however, significant damage to the marine storage vessel, MT Harcourt, which will impact production by about 10,000barrels of oil per day.
“NNPC has since commenced investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident with a view to averting future occurrence,” the statement read.