Frontera resumes production from Block 192 in Peru

Frontera Energy Corp. reported that repairs on the NorPeruano pipeline in Peru have been completed and the company has resumed normal operations, allowing a restart of production from Block 192.

Frontera Energy Corp. reported that repairs on the NorPeruano pipeline in Peru have been completed and the company has resumed normal operations, allowing a restart of production from Block 192. Current production is 2,910 b/d and is expected to ramp up to more than 9,000 b/d. The company expects the contract on the block will be extended to at least February 2020.

On June 18, the company was notified by Petroperu SA, the operator of the NorPeruano pipeline, of a force majeure event affecting a portion of the line as a result of an attack at Kilometer 237 near Pump Station 5 of the North Branch Pipeline in the Manseriche district.

The pipeline was repaired, but as part of an ongoing community dispute, residents were not permitting Petroperu to conduct activities necessary to resume pumping oil through the pipeline.

Beginning July 1, Frontera started to shut down production from the block, 200 km from the site of the incident, while authorities worked to resolve the dispute and gain access to the pipeline.

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