Eroton, a local oil and gas firm, said it has shut in its Cawthorne Channel Well 15 (CAWC015L/S) and contained the CAWC047 wild well spill in Rivers State which occurred on June 15.
In a statement, the firm added that CAWC047 that was vandalised within the same month, leading to the spill had been controlled.
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“Efforts are ongoing to complete a spill clean-up of the wellhead slot, a proper securement and the subsequent installation of subsurface downhole plugs,” said spokesperson of Eroton, Mercy Max-Ebibai.
Eroton further said that both spills were due to willful sabotage.
Max-Ebibai, who noted that the clean-up exercise would be wrapped up at the earliest possible time, added that there was a preliminary Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) with stakeholders, including NOSDRA, Ministry of Environment and the host community, on July 15, with the intent to estimate spill volume and Post-Spill Impact Assessment (PSIA).