February 14, 2017 / 4:17 PM / 7 months ago

Shell and Eni ask Nigerian court to lift forfeiture on oilfield-documents

ABUJA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ENI have asked a Nigerian court to lift a temporary forfeiture of a long-disputed oilfield, a copy of the court documents filed by the two firms showed on Tuesday.

Last month, a Nigerian court ordered the temporary forfeiture of assets and the transfer of operations of the OPL 245 field owned by Shell and Eni, among others, to the federal government. (Reporting by Camilus Eboh; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

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