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Oando restarts oil flows at Ebendo

Toronto-listed Oando Energy Resources said full production has resumed from its Ebendo field in Nigeria following repairs to the damaged Kwale-Akri pipeline.

The onshore field was shut-in during November last year to enable the pipeline operator, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, to carry out required repairs and maintenance on its 10-inch pipeline, which connects the Ebendo field to the Brass export terminal.

Output partially resumed at the end of December but further required repairs resulted in another shut-in from 13 February.

Oando said on Wednesday that Ebendo was now producing to its full capacity at 3200 barrels per day.

Oando chief executive Pade Durotoye said re-establishing full integrity of the Kwale-Akri pipeline was an important development for the company.

“Not only are we able to recommence our existing production volumes, but we are also able to support our 2013 Ebendo drilling campaign with sufficient takeaway capacity,” he said in a statement.

“We also continue to make good progress with the establishment of an alternative pipeline that will further support development of this field.”

Oando currently produces about 4300 bpd of oil from the Ebendo field in oil mining licence 56, together with the offshore Abo field in OML 125.


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