Houston-headquartered Erin Energy has branded several recent media reports about the Oyo field in Nigeria “inaccurate”.
Erin said the articles “erroneously contended that a Nigerian court had ordered the ‘take over’ of the Oyo oil field”.
The company said a party had attempted to enforce a writ against some of its equipment.
A company spokesman said: “The writ in question was based on a court order pertaining to parties unrelated to Erin Energy, and a Nigerian court has subsequently ruled that actions taken to enforce the writ against Erin Energy were an abuse of legal process.”
Erin chief executive Femi Ayoade said: “We take seriously these inaccuracies floating around, and caution those behind these stories, and their agents, from misleading members of the public in the future.”