CALGARY, Alberta, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Oando Energy Resources Inc. ("OER" or the "Company") (TSX: OER), a company focused on oil exploration and production in Nigeria, today announced that the damaged Kwale-Akri pipeline, which connects OER's Ebendo field (OML 56) to the Brass export terminal, has been fully repaired. Full production from the Ebendo field of 3,200 bopd (1,400 bopd net to OER) has resumed.
"Re-establishing full integrity of the Kwale-Akri pipeline is an important development for OER," said Pade Durotoye, CEO of Oando Energy Resources. "Not only are we able to re-commence our existing production volumes, but we are also able to support our 2013 Ebendo drilling campaign with sufficient takeaway capacity. We also continue to make good progress with the establishment of an alternative pipeline that will further support development of this field."
On November 12, 2012, production from the Ebendo field was shut-in as a result of required repairs and maintenance on the 10 inch Kwale-Akri oil delivery pipeline that is operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited ("NAOC"). A partial resumption of production from the Ebendo field commenced on December 27, 2012, however, a requirement for further repairs resulted in another production shut-in from February 13, 2012 until the date hereof.
About Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER)
OER currently has a broad suite of producing, development and exploration properties in the Gulf of Guinea (predominantly in Nigeria) with current production of approximately 4,300 barrels of oil per day from the Abo Field in OML 125 and the Ebendo Field in OML56. OER has been specifically structured to take advantage of current opportunities for indigenous companies in Nigeria, which currently has the largest population in Africa, and one of the largest oil and gas resources in Africa.
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Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because the Company can give no assurance that such statements and information will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to: risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration and drilling activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined and the future price of crude oil. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
There is no certainty that any portion of the resources referred to herein will be discovered and, if discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources.
Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's financial results are included in reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (http://www.sedar.com) for the Company. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
For further information:
Pade Durotoye, CEO
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
Head Investor Relations
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
SOURCE Oando Energy Resources Inc.