Shell resumes crude oil export operations at Forcados oil terminal

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has resumed export operations at the Forcados oil export terminal, where pipeline repair work has lasted for weeks.

SPDC Media Relations Officer Abimbola Essien-Nelson confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.

SPDC had said the Forcados oil terminal would resume export operations by the end of October when repairs were completed.

The Forcados Export pipeline, which has a capacity to export more than 400,000 barrels of crude per day, was vandalized by crude oil thieves.

Vandalism impeded the functionality of the pipeline, thus hampering the transportation of crude oil through the pipeline to the export terminal

The Forcados pipeline system is the second largest system in the Niger Delta and transports oil, water and associated gas from the western delta fields to the Forcados oil terminal.

The Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP) is the main trunk line, in which several branches feed from onshore fields.

At the Forcados River collector, its capacity is 850,000 per day. Until 2012, the pipeline was operated by Shell.

According to Ms. Essien-Nelson, the active illegal connections to SPDC joint venture production lines and facilities in the western Niger Delta and the inactive illegal connection to the onshore section of the 48-inch Forcados export line are part of of the company’s current program.


She noted that the program was to remove illegal connections on the pipelines that feed the terminal. (NAN)


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