Report reaching us that the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), production facility in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40 on fire.
Although, The NPDC is an upstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The affected facility is managed by NNPC partners, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited.
The incident occured during evacuation at Gbetiokun Early Production facility.
NNPC spokesman, Kennie Obateru, stated that there were no fatalities, injuries or significant spill after the blast.
“There was, however, significant damage to the marine storage vessel, MT Harcourt, which will impact production by about 10,000barrels of oil per day”, he said in a statement Tuesday night.
However, investigation is still on to ascertain the cause of the incident, said, Kennie.