The incident occurred on April 18, 2019 as a result of third party interference (oil theft) on the Ojumole Well #1. Equipment, materials and personnel were mobilized to site by the Operator to combat the inferno accordingly.

Clean Nigeria Associates (CNA) was also mobilized to site too.

The inferno lasted for seventy three (73nos) days and was finally extinguished on June 30, 2019. The Well was successfully capped on the same day.

During the period of the incident, daily environmental monitoring (Air quality, surface Water, soil, sediment etc) was carried out by an independent consultant and supervised by the Agency, DPR, OMEMR and Operators reps.