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Friday, 11 October 2019

BREAKING: NNPC Discovers Crude Oil, Gas in North-Eastern Nigeria

The northern part of Nigeria has joined the league of oil-producing regions, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Friday, announced that it has discovered crude oil, gas and condensates in the Kolmani River region at the border community between Bauchi and Gombe states.
In a statement in Abuja, the NNPC, disclosed that the find was coming after eight months of crude oil exploration in the area, in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North-Eastern part of the country.
Specifically, the Drilling of the Kolmani River II Well was flagged-off in a colourful ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2nd of February, 2019.
In a statement by its Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Samson Makoji, the NNPC said it acquired 435.54km2 of 3D Seismic Data over Kolmani Prospect in the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin.
This, it said, was to evaluate Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCo, Kolmani River 1 Well Discovery of 33 BCF and explore deeper levels.
Makoji said the well was drilled with “IKENGA RIG 101” to a total depth of 13,701feet encountering oil and gas in several levels, adding that a Drill Stem Test (DST) is currently on-going to confirm the commercial viability and flow of the Kolmani River reservoirs.

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