Pretrotrin says that further to the article appearing in the Newsday today, it is confirming that it has served a Final Cease and Desist Notice to the Church of God of Prophecy requesting the immediate discontinuance of its trespass and its removal from Petrotrin’s land.
Petrotrin says the church is currently located illegally and unlawfully on the company’s freehold land, in close proximity to one of its oil wells at Mussarap Trace in Barrackpore.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been established by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) and Petrotrin to establish a working committee to oversee the restructuring of the struggling oil company over the next 18 months.
At the OWTU’s Public Policy Breakfast Forum at Paramount Building, San Fernando, yesterday, the union’s president general Ancel Roget gave an assurance to Petrotrin workers and the public that the restructuring exercise will now be in good hands due to the union’s involvement.
Petrotrin says its Operations, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Security personnel are currently engaged in recovery and cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill in the Catshill Field.
A statement by the company says that following receipt of reports of the incident on Monday, the company activated its Oil Spill Response System and Incident Command Team and has provided the necessary
resources to effectively manage this incident.
State-owned oil company Petrotrin will be taking possession of the Catshill field by noon today.
The move comes a day after a and v oil and gas was defeated in the privy council. It meant a and v was unable to prevent Petrotrin from terminating its multi-million dollar contract with them.
The Catshill field was previously operated by A&V Oil and Gas.