Seplat Petroleum has investigated reports of hydrocarbons in some Delta State water wells and is providing assistance to locals.
The company was responding to a complaint from five households at Okpe and Sapele, in Nigeria’s Delta State. Alongside Seplat’s emergency team, representatives from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and Delta State Ministry of Environment visited the site.
Seplat said it was providing drinkable water and secured the water wells. It expressed a commitment to supporting the investigation and providing support to the households. The company checked other waterholes in the area and drilled more test holes.
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