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Production Updates

  • 07/Sep/2016 SPDC lifts force majeure on gas supply to NLNG

    SPDC lifted the force majeure on gas supply to NLNG effective today (September 7, 2016) following repair of the leak at the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) and re-opening of the line.

  • 06/Sep/2016 Force Majeure on Bonny light lifted

    “SPDC lifted the force majeure on Bonny light exports effective noon (Nigerian Time) today (Sept 6, 2016) following the re-opening of the Nembe Creek Trunk Line by the operator, Aiteo.”

  • 12/Aug/2016 Nembe Creek Trunk Line

    SPDC declared force majeure on Bonny Light liftings effective 10:00hrs (Nigerian Time) today (August 12, 2016) due to shutdown of the Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) by the pipeline operator, Aiteo following a leak.

  • 08/Aug/2016 FM on gas supply to NLNG

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) on August 8, 2016 declared force majeure on gas supply to NLNG following a leak on the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) pipeline through which it supplies the bulk of its gas to NLNG. The pipeline has been shut down for a joint investigation visit into the cause of the leak and repairs.

  • 07/Jul/2016 SPDC lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) lifted the force majeure on Bonny Light exports effective 09:00hrs Nigerian Time today (July 7, 2016) following restoration of production into Bonny Terminal.

  • 11/May/2016 SPDC declares force majeure on Bonny Light due to NCTL closure

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) declared force majeure on Bonny Light exports effective 12:00hrs Nigerian Time on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 following a leak that led to the closure of Nembe Creek Trunk line for repairs by the operator, AITEO Eastern E & P Company Ltd.

  • 22/Feb/2016 SPDC declares force majeure on Forcados offtake programme

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) declared force majeure on Forcados liftings effective 1500hrs (Nigerian time) February 21 2016, following the disruption in production caused by the spill on the Forcados Terminal subsea crude export pipeline.

  • 05/Oct/2015 SPDC JV lifts force majeure on Forcados liftings

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has lifted the force majeure on exports from Forcados Terminal effective 12:00hrs (Nigerian time) today (October 5 2015) following the repair and reopening of the NPDC-operated Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP).

  • 30/Sep/2015 SPDC declares force majeure on Forcados exports

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture declared force majeure on exports from Forcados terminal effective 15:00hrs.

  • 02/Sep/2015 SPDC JV lifts force majeure on Bonny Light

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture today (September 2) lifted the force majeure on Bonny Light exports following the repair and re-opening of the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) and Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL.).

  • 27/Aug/2015 SPDC JV declares force majeure on Bonny Light exports

    SPDC JV declares force majeure on Bonny Light exports effective August 27, 2015 following the shutdown of both the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) and Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL).

  • 19/Dec/2014 Production resumes at EA

    Production has resumed at EA on the completion of repairs to the mooring platform.

  • 12/Jun/2014 Production suspended at EA

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has suspended production at the EA field for repair of the soft yoke mooring platform (SYMP) which connects the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Sea Eagle with the mooring platform. Some 40,000 barrels of oil per day production is deferred.

  • 15/May/2014 Force majeure on exports from Forcados Terminal lifted

    Effective 09:00hrs (Nigerian time) today (May 15, 2014,) SPDC JV lifted the force majeure on crude oil exports from Forcados Terminal following the removal of a crude theft point on the export line.

  • 25/Mar/2014 SPDC declares force majeure on Forcados blend

    SPDC Joint Venture declared force majeure on lifting of Forcados blend effective 09:00hrs (Nigerian time) Tuesday, March 25, 2014, due to ongoing repairs on the 48-inch crude export line at Forcados Terminal in the Western Niger Delta. The subsea line was shut when a leak was discovered on March 4, 2014, leading to suspension of SPDC and third party crude oil exports through the terminal.

  • 30/Nov/2013 Force majeure on Bonny Light lifted

    The Force Majeure (FM) declared by SPDC on Bonny Light exports was lifted on November 27, 2013. The FM was declared on April 15, 2013 as a result of production deferment caused by crude theft leaks on the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL), and was partially lifted on August 30, when some 60 illegal connections were removed on the section between San Barth and Bonny.

  • 25/Nov/2013 SPDC JV shuts down Obigbo gas plant over encroachment on the right-of-way of gas pipelines

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has shut down the Obigbo gas plant in Rivers State due to encroachment on the right-of-way of gas pipelines. The company took the action on November 1, 2013 on discovering that different types of buildings and structures have been erected on high pressure gas pipelines thereby exposing the occupants to considerable health and safety risk.

  • 18/Oct/2013 SPDC lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) lifted the force majeure on Bonny Light exports effective noon today (October 18) following repair of recent spill points on the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP). The force majeure was declared on October 10 as a result of production deferment from the spills which were recorded on the 24-inch line of the TNP at B-Dere and Nonwa-Tai.

  • 16/Oct/2013 TNP reopens after crude theft fire

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) today (October 16) reopened the 28-inch line of the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) today (October 16) after repairs have been completed following the earlier reported fire at Patrick Waterside in Bodo, which a joint investigation team has confirmed was due to a hacksaw cut by unknown persons. The 28-inch line was shut in on October 14. The 24-inch line which was shut in on October 9 following leaks at B-Dere and Nonwa-Tai, remains closed.

  • 14/Oct/2013 Fire reported on TNP right of way as SPDC tackles oil spills

    A fire outbreak was reported today (October 14) within the SPDC JV right-of-way at Patrick Waterside, Bodo, Ogoniland  and close to the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP), even as investigations and repair work continue on last week’s spills in the area.

  • 11/Oct/2013 SPDC raises alarm over increased crude oil theft

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has again raised alarm on the increasing trend of crude oil theft which has caused repeated closures of two key pipelines this year, resulting in deferment of up to 300,000 barrels of oil per day.

  • 09/Oct/2013 SPDC shuts TNP because of leaks

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) today (October 9) shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) following reports of new leaks, barely 10 days after the line was repaired from crude oil theft incidents. Some 150,000 barrels of oil per day is deferred.

  • 07/Oct/2013 SPDC lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports and gas supply to NLNG

    The force majeure on Bonny Light exports and gas supply to NLNG was lifted on Oct 3 and Oct 4 respectively, following repair of a crude theft point on the TNP. Repair of Nembe Creek Trunkline is progressing.

  • 23/Sep/2013 SPDC declares force majeure as crude oil theft forces shutdown of TNP

    SPDC declared force majeure on Bonny Light exports and gas supply to NLNG effective today (September 23) after it shut down the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) for repair of new crude oil theft leaks at Bodo West and Oloma. Some 150,000 barrels of oil and 500 million standard cubic feet of gas per day are deferred.

  • 20/Sep/2013 Update on pipeline repair

    Leaks from crude oil theft have continued to force shut-in of key pipelines by the SPDC operated Joint Venture. While the Trans Niger Pipeline has since been repaired and reopened from the crude theft leaks which forced its closure on July 16, similar incidents have caused several shut-ins thereafter. The latest occurred September 18 following reports of a leaking crude theft point at Bodo West in Ogoniland.

  • 16/Jul/2013 Afam VI Power Plant shut down as crude theft leaks on TNP disrupt gas supply

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture today (16 July) shut down Afam VI Power Plant due to shortage of gas arising from the closure of the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) as a result of crude oil theft related leaks. The shutdown of the TNP system, comprising the 28inch and 24inch streams resulted in the deferment of 150,000 barrels of oil per day, and also led to tank tops and non-evacuation of condensate from Okoloma Gas Plant which supplies Afam VI Power Plant with feed gas.

  • 12/Jul/2013 NLNG blockade update

    NLNG release regarding the lifting of the blockade on NLNG by NIMASA in place since June 21st 2013.

  • 11/Jul/2013 SPDC JV shuts in 24 inch Trans Niger Pipeline due to leak

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture today (July 11 2013) shut in the 24-inch Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) as a result of a confirmed leak on this line at the Bomu- Bonny section at Owokiri.

  • 05/Jul/2013 SPDC JV debunks false claims on TNP oil spill and fire

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has restated its determination to continue to operate safely and in an environmentally friendly manner, even as it decried the sabotage and crude oil theft activities that led to the recent fire and explosion on the 28” Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP). A joint investigation team comprising regulators, communities, independent observers and SPDC found that this incident occurred as a result of unknown persons installing a valve to steal crude oil from the line.

  • 02/Jul/2013 SPDC raises alarm over rising crude oil theft spills in Adibawa field

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture recorded eight crude oil theft and sabotage related spill incidents in Adibawa field in Eastern Niger Delta between January and June this year. Nearly 500 barrels of oil were spilled into the environment from these incidents. The Adibawa field straddles Biseni, Edagberi and Ikarama communities, and majority of the spills were caused when unknown persons inflicted extensive hacksaw cuts on pipelines. A joint team comprising regulators, government ministries, SPDC and communities investigated each of the spills and confirmed their findings in signed-off reports.

  • 24/Jun/2013 Investigation underway into fire on TNP

    A joint team is due to conduct an investigation tomorrow into the cause of the June 19 explosion and fire on the 28” Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP), after SPDC shut the facility resulting in a deferment of 150,000 barrels per day. The team, which will comprise regulators, including the Ministry of Environment, community members, SPDC and independent observers, will visit the site as part of their mission. The fire went out on Friday (21 June).

  • 20/Jun/2013 SPDC shuts TNP due to fire at crude theft point

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria ltd (SPDC) joint venture shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) yesterday (19th June) following an explosion and fire at a crude theft point on the 28” section of the facility at Bodo West in Ogoni land.