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Oil production begins in Akwa Ibom

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Oil production starts in Akwa Ibom

Oil production has commenced at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 13 in Akwa Ibom, with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Exploration and Production Limited (NNPC E&P) and Natural Oilfield Services Limited (NOSL) spearheading the effort.

According to a statement by Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer at NNPC, production commenced on May 6, 2024, initially yielding 6,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). The national oil company aims to increase production to 40,000 bpd by May 27, 2024.

This milestone marks a significant achievement in the partnership between NNPC E&P Ltd and NOSL, demonstrating their commitment to driving growth and development in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, vital for the nation’s economy.

The commencement of oil flow from OML 13 represents a new era of economic empowerment and development opportunities for the surrounding communities.

NNPC reaffirms its dedication to conducting operations with a focus on safety, environmental responsibility, and positive community impact in collaboration with NOSL.

The achievement signifies the culmination of rigorous planning and execution by the teams involved and represents a new era of economic empowerment and development opportunities for the communities where the project is based.

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