Port Harcourt — The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC on Monday, lifted the force majeure on Forcados oil offtake terminal.
This is as the operator, Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, had earlier reopened the Trans Forcados Pipeline at the weekend.
Heritage, an indigenous oil firm, popularly known as HEOSL, had shutdown the facility on Saturday April 4, 2020, for yet to be known reasons.
As a result, SPDC, operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, had declared a Force Majeure on the Forcados Oil Terminal Offtake Programme effective 1700hrs of Monday, April 6, 2020.
Confirming the development, Shell Spokesperson in Port Harcourt, Mr. Michael Adande, said the terminal has been re-opened for operations.
“Following the re-opening of the Trans Forcados Pipeline by the operator, Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has lifted the Force Majeure on Forcados Offtake Programme effective Monday, April 13, 2020” SPDC said.