Production at the onshore Ebendo field in Nigeria has resumed after a damaged pipeline was repaired, Oando Energy Resources said in a statement.
Upstreamonline.com reports that the 10-inch Kwale-Akri oil pipeline, operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company, connects the field on Oil Mining Lease 56 to the Brass export terminal.
â€œThe Kwale-Akri pipeline has been fully repaired and has commenced operations with reduced volumes being injected into the pipeline for testing, to ensure full integrity before full volume capacity is attained,â€ Toronto-listed Oando said in a statement.
The field is currently producing about 2,000 barrels per day of oil. A â€œgradual ramp-upâ€ over the next several weeks will bring output to 4,000 bpd â€œas full pipeline integrity is confirmed,â€ Oando said.
Prior to the shutdown, the pipeline was sending 4,600 bpd from two producing assets â€“ Ebendo on OML 56 and the Abo field on OML 125.
The Abo field produces 3,225 bpd into a floating, production, storage and offloading unit and has not been affected by the pipeline disruptions, Oando said.
Nigerian private Energia operates the field with a 55 per cent stake. Oando owns a 42.75 per cent non-operated interest in it.