A Spill was reported by AITEO at her Santa Barbara well 1 well head on November 5, 2021. Joint Investigation Visit to the Site was carried out on November 6, 2021. Due to the continuous spraying of Crude oil from the well head, the cause of Spill was not determined by the joint investigation Team which comprised NOSDRA, DPR , State Ministry of Environment and Community representatives. AITEO was directed to shut in the well so that Proper JIV will be conducted on this facility. Recovery of free phase oil was ongoing as at the time of this visit. AITEO was also directed to deploy more booms to contain the spilled crude oil.
As at today, November 10, 2021and according to AITEO, efforts are still ongoing to ensure the well is shut in within the shortest possible time.