Total Halts Output at Nigeria's OML 58 Due To Flooding

PARIS - Oil and gas major Total SA Tuesday said it declared force majeure 10 days ago at its OML natural gas field in Nigeria due to flooding, which forced the company to halt its natural gas production there.

Total is the operator of the onshore field and owns a 40% interest in it.

The force majeure concerns supplies to the Nigerian company NLNG as well as Total's services suppliers and the loss in output from OML 58 is partially compensated by additional production of Total's other fields in the country, which are offshore, a spokesman for the company said.

The company declined to say when production would restart and the force majeure would be lifted.

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