Chevron Commences Drilling Nigeria Relief Well

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has begun the process of drilling a relief well to seal the Funiwa 1A natural gas well. The relief well is being drilled to extinguish a fire that began January 16 at the original well, located approximately six miles (10 kilometers) off the coast of Nigeria. No oil was spilled or has flowed from this natural gas well.

CNL drilling plans will enable the cementing and abandonment of the Funiwa 1A well. The relief well is being drilled by the Transocean GSF Baltic (375' ILC) rig with approvals from Nigerian authorities.


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otugo joshua | Feb. 21, 2012
this is the right step in the right stop the fire and move on with their business.

ileberi ebiwei joseph | Feb. 21, 2012
Gas wells comes with impurities like condensate. There was gas and condensate leak for three consecutive days before the explosion, I am very surprised that the international community and chevron is saying that there was no oil leak. Is condensate not a form of oil?

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