Bonny Light and Escravos, as well as Forcados were disrupted by the violence. Production of Shell's Bonny Light crude was relatively unaffected as the oil major was able to increase production in areas not affected by ethnic violence and output was believed to be around capacity of around 500,000 bpd.
A spokesman for ChevronTexaco said that the Escravos oilfield had recovered to "very close" to 310,000 bpd, but would not be ramped back up to the 440,000 bpd produced prior to the shut-in in March until it was certain it was safe to do so.
TotalFinaElf is not expected to resume production of 7,500 bpd from its Upomami field until after Nigerian elections this weekend.
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