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Exploration Of Oil In The North Would Continue Until The Product Is Found – NNPC




Exploration Of Oil In The North Would Continue Until The Product Is Found – NNPC

Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said exploration of oil in the North would continue until the product is found.

According to Baru this would enable the NNPC do massive appraisal of the discovery of gas reserves, made in the 1999 in the Northern region

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, who was in Kaduna for the 40th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair, said the NNPC is currently working on the Kolmani River 2 Well: with optimism and high expectation. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had personally urged the Corporation to go back to exploration on the Kolmani River 2 Well, and that drilling has been going on smoothly. He said as at Wednesday morning, the NNPC has dug 10,075 feet deep well with a target to reach 14,270 feet exploration.

According to Baru, the main purpose of this well is to start some massive appraisal of the discovery that was made way back in 1999 of some gas reserves in Kolmani River 1 and, so far, the drilling has been going smoothly to enable exploration..

The Corporation will do the needful. If we need to probe any particular section, we will take our time to do it.

“Our target date is to see that by the end of May, we complete the exploration on that particular Well and move to Kolmani River Well 3: which site is almost ready for the rigs to move there and from there, we move to other locations, ” he said.


Comrade Kelly Gilor is a graduate of Communication Management from Delta State university (Delsu), Abraka. He believes in Justice and Equity with Good Governance. He is an activist of the Niger Delta.

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