Mr Esimaje Brikinn, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Limited, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Warri.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that the Ojumole Well 1 located in Ugbo Kingdom, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State was allegedly gutted by fire on April 18, 2019.
Sources alleged that the facility has been abandoned by the Chevron since 1998 due to communal issues between the people of Ilaje and the neighbouring Ijaw/Arogbo communities.
According to the statement, Ojumole field is in NNPC/CNL JV’s Western Niger Delta area of its operations.
“CNL wishes to thank all the stakeholders including the neighbouring communities, Ondo State Government, regulatory and security authorities that worked with the NNPC/CNL JV to ensure that the fire incident, caused by third party interference, was safely put out.
“Environmental monitoring by accredited independent environmental consultants continues in the area with support from regulatory agencies.
“Our employees are also on site, while normal activities are ongoing in the area.
“CNL remains committed to the safety of the communities and the environment in its areas of operation,” the statement read.
The company assured that Chevron remained committed to the protection of the people and the environment while conducting its operations safely, reliably and in an efficient manner.