By Etuka Sunday
Aiteo, less than 24hrs after starting up the NCTL from repairs of identified leak points occasioned by activities of oil thieves, has announced a shutdown.
The company in a statement said that two (2) new leak points were reported along the line near Awoba Riser Manifold.
“Our emergency response process was immediately activated, and containment boom deployed to limit oil spread on bodies of water whilst efforts to identify cause of incident/repair has been initiated.
“Consequently, all injectors have been advised in accordance with NCTL shutdown procedure to shut-in production into the NCTL immediately.
“Appropriate Oil Leakage/Spillage Notification Report will follow shortly to DPR/NOSDRA.
“Further updates would be communicated as they become available,” the statement said.
Recall, Aiteo announced at the weekend that its Emergency Pipeline Repair teams have successfully completed leak repair activities on all reported leak points on the NCTL.
Consequently, confirmed that all injectors have been advised to re-align and commence start-up formalities immediately and advise on their start up times.