Shell Continues to Cooperate with Authorities for Safe Release of Hostages

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) continues to cooperate with the Nigerian authorities and Willbros, and offer every assistance to secure the safe release of the hostages.

All necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of staff, contractors and the people in the communities where we operate are being undertaken, and we continue to keep staff deployment under close review.

Production shut-in remains 455, 000 barrels per day (Shell share of the SPDC operated Joint Venture is 30%) , and the force majeures declared for Forcados and EA offtakes are still in place.

SPDC is concerned about the likely effects on the environment of the oil spills resulting from the recent attacks on its pipelines and manifolds. In the current security situation our teams cannot access the pipelines to effect repairs and begin the clean up of spills. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will commence immediate assessment of the environmental impact of such attacks and take necessary steps to clean up the affected areas.