The Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says it's investigating another act of sabotage.
The company says an upper valve was stolen at well #912 in Palo Seco, resulting in a mist of oil being sprayed onto a remote grassy area with less than three barrels of oil leaked.
The well was discovered today at 11.30 a.m. by HSE personnel and a response team was immediately dispatched.
A new upper valve was installed to contain the well pressure and prevent further leakage.
The act of sabotage was reported to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) at Santa Flora.
This is the fourth act of sabotage at Heritage facilities in four weeks.
All regulatory agencies, including the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs; the Environmental Management Authority (EMA); and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) have been notified.
The Company is committed to ensuring that all our assets and people operate safely and within the law.