EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (EPL or the Company) reported it has resumed production within its West Delta and South Pass fields following a third party pipeline inspection.
A previously reported, EPL’s oil production was curtailed due to a third party pipeline inspection that began on October 24th. The pipeline was shut in to conduct a government mandated integrity test that is required every five years, which was lengthened due to minor repair work. EPL was notified on late Saturday, November 2nd, that the repairs and integrity test had concluded, allowing the West Delta and South Pass fields to resume production.
Gary C. Hanna, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to report that over the weekend we resumed production in our West Delta and South Pass fields following a third party pipeline inspection that began late last month. With this event behind us and new production expected from our ongoing rig activities, we are confident in our ability to meet or exceed our forecasted fourth quarter production and our exit rate guidance.”
Press Release, November 04, 2013