Lagos — Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company says it has finally put an end to the oil spillage from the wellhead in Opu-Nembe in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The wellhead blew out on November 5 in the Santa Barbara South field in the Oil Mining Lease, OML, 25, spewing yet to be determined volume of crude oil and gas into the environment.
A statement by Aiteo on Wednesday announcing the successful ending of the spillage, read: “To the glory of God, we have put out the leak at SBAS.
“We have successfully installed control packages on both arms, rig up pump on the long string and pump open the ball .
“We have closed both control packages and shut-in well flow and currently, we are preparing to pump kill fluid into the long string. The short string is already killed and dead with zero pressure.
“Other steps that would be taken include the complete pumping of kill fluid into the long string and to achieve zero psi on the surface. Rig down the pump and rig up wireline. Drift both tubings and run in holes to install isolation plugs and non-return valves.
“Nipple down Christmas tree and carry out comprehensive service on wellhead and Christmas tree. Install Christmas tree and secure well and also to clean up wellhead platform and its surroundings.”