SPDC lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

Jul 7, 2016

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.

SPDC JV lifts force majeure on Forcados liftings

Oct 5, 2015

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).

Production suspended at EA

Jun 12, 2014

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. 

SPDC declares force majeure on Forcados blend

Mar 25, 2014

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.

Force majeure on Bonny Light lifted

Nov 30, 2013

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.

SPDC lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

Oct 18, 2013

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). 

TNP reopens after crude theft fire

Oct 16, 2013

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. 

SPDC raises alarm over increased crude oil theft

Oct 11, 2013

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.

SPDC shuts TNP because of leaks

Oct 9, 2013

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. 

SPDC declares force majeure as crude oil theft forces shutdown of TNP

Sep 23, 2013

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.

Update on pipeline repair

Sep 20, 2013

Leaks from crude oil theft have continued to force shut-in of key pipelines by the SPDC operated Joint Venture. 

NLNG blockade update

Jul 12, 2013

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

SPDC JV shuts in 24 inch Trans Niger Pipeline due to leak

Jul 11, 2013

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has declared Force Majeure on Bonny Light loadings for June and July 2011. The declaration is as a result of production cutbacks caused by leaks and fires which occurred last week on the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP).

SPDC JV debunks false claims on TNP oil spill and fire

Jul 5, 2013

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).

SPDC raises alarm over rising crude oil theft spills in Adibawa field

Jul 2, 2013

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.

Investigation underway into fire on TNP

Jun 24, 2013

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.

SPDC shuts TNP due to fire at crude theft point

Jun 20, 2013

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.