Chevron confirms putting out Ojumole Well 1 fire

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By Brakere Birinimighan

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture (JV) between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), has confirmed that the fire at the Ojumole Well No. 1 has been safely put out.

In a statement of June 30 from Chevron’s corporate office in Lagos and made available toGbaramatuVoice, Ojumole field is in NNPC/CNL JV’s Western Niger Delta area of operations.

The CNL thanked all who contributed in their different capacity in making sure that the fire was extinguished. This was even as the company said it would never give up in monitoring its operational environment to avert further occurrence.

According to the statement, CNL wishes to thank all the stakeholders including the neighbouring communities, Ondo and Delta State governments, regulatory authorities and security agencies that worked with the NNPC/CNL JV to ensure that the fire incident caused by third party interference, was safely put out.

“CNL’s General Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn stated that “accredited independent environmental consultants have been continuously monitoring the environment since the incident occurred with support from regulatory agencies. In addition, CNL employees are on site and normal activities are ongoing in the area.”

According to him, “CNL is currently diligently working on all the requisite post-incident activities, which will be consistent with the relevant environmental laws, regulations and guidelines.”

Esimaje however reiterated CNL’s commitment to protecting people and the environment, emphasizing that CNL places the highest priority on the health and safety of communities neighbouring its areas of operation, its workforce and the protection of the environment and its assets.

“We continue to conduct our operations safely, reliably and efficiently, with utmost consideration for protection of people and the environment,” he remarked.