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Ukpokiti field explosion — OML 108: ‘We have commenced investigations’ — NUPRC

By Francis IWUCHUKWU

An explosion leading to a major fire on an evacuation vessel at Ukpokiti field (OML 108) in Delta State, Nigeria has been reported by our operations team on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

This development was made public by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) through a statement issued by Paul OSU.

According to the statement, “The Commission in line with its statutory regulatory oversight of Upstream Petroleum operations in the Nigerian oil and gas industry has commenced investigations into the incident in conjunction with relevant stakeholders and will provide updates appropriately.

“There has been no report of any casualties or fatalities and the Commission will take necessary measures to ensure that all safety and environmental measures in line with global best practices to safeguard lives and the environment are put in place.”

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