Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited has said in a statement that a gas fire broke out at a gas well located within Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18 but indicated that there were no fatalities or spills resulting from the incident.
It said in a statement; “On the 8th of January 2018, a gas fire broke out on the Buguma 10 gas well, a gas well located within Oil Mining Lease 18 (OML 18) that is operated by Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited, operator of the Eroton/NNPC Joint Venture.”
“The cause of the fire is […] likely to be from illegal third-party activity/sabotage. Eroton is currently working to restore conditions of the well. After this is done, a full joint investigation will be carried out into the cause of the fire,” the statement added.