Eroton’s Oil Field In Rivers State rocked by explosions

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency confirmed an explosion at an oil field operated by Eroton Exploration and Production Limited in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on Tuesday.

NOSDRA confirmed the incident after receiving a report of a fire at two oil wells operated by the oil company.

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

Musa went on to say that after the incident was reported to the NOSDREA, its officials, the company, and the oil firm’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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