10 Feb 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Ukpokiti Field Explosion OML 108 – 3RD FEBRUARY 2022

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)wish to announce that an explosion leading to a major fire on an evacuation vessel at ukpokiti field (OML 108) in Ondo State was reported by our operations team on Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

The Commission in line with its statutory regulatory oversight of Upstream Petroleum operations in the Nigerian oil and gas industry has commenced investigations into the incident in conjunction with relevant stakeholders and will provide updates appropriately.

There has been no report of any casualties or fatalities and the Commission will take necessary measures to ensure that all safety and environmental measures in line with global best practices to safeguard lives and the environment are put in place.


Paul Osu