A spokesman for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production company (SNEPCo) said on Monday that production of Nigeria’s Bonga crude oil is “being ramped up gradually” after a brief shutdown, Reuters reports.
The company performed a “brief shutdown” from Jan. 16-28 for repairs on a piping system. It added that “further checks and ancillary repairs” mean that oil and gas production were gradually ramping up.
Traders said the maintenance had impacted oil loadings, and a list of vessel loadings showed the last cargo to load was the suezmax Sea Garnet on Jan. 17. The Narmada Spirit is however expected to load early this week.