Oil and gas producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said on Friday it would temporarily shut-in about 65,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil production due to forest fires in Alberta.
The company on Thursday completed the evacuation of all 240 personnel at its Pelican Lake and Woodenhouse operations, it said in a statement.
Eni is one of Africa’s biggest foreign oil and gas producers with prize assets in Libya, Nigeria and Angola. It is developing two bumper gas discoveries in Mozambique and Egypt.
New exploration frontiers give hope to the region’s offshore market.
A final investment decision is expected later this year.