Maikanti Baru speaks on plans by NNPC to drill 4 oil wells on Gongola Basin

Maikanti Baru speaks on plans by NNPC to drill 4 oil wells on Gongola Basin

- The group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, says NNPC will be going into the deeper Maiduguri sub-basin to acquire more 3D seismic data as soon as normalcy returns to the Chad basin

- The corporation said it will work closely with security agencies in its bid to resume oil exploration in the Chad Basin

Four oil and gas wells were being planned for drilling on the Gongola Basin to further test the prospects identified around the Kolmani River-1, Nasara-1 and Kuzari-1 in 2018, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed.

The group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 20, after being conferred with the honourary fellowship of the Society in Kano, Daily Trust reports.

Baru in a statement signed by NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, said the drilling of the wells would go on while it awaits the return of normalcy to the Chad Basin.

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He stated that the corporation planned to drill four wells in areas that it has acquired 1, 961kmsq 3D seismic data out of 3,550kmsq planned.

He said NNPC would be going into the deeper Maiduguri sub-basin to acquire more 3D seismic data as soon as normalcy returns to the Chad basin.

“While waiting for normalcy to return to the Chad Basin, we have stepped up efforts in the Lower Benue trough. So far, we have acquired 20km of 2D data out of the planned 455km 2d seismic data," Baru said.

“I pledge on behalf of the NNPC that their sacrifice shall not be in vain. There is no better way to honour the efforts of our gallant heroes than to continue the good work they died for."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that NNPC said it will work closely with security agencies in its bid to resume oil exploration in the Chad Basin.

The group managing director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti said the resumption of oil exploration activities was imminent and the corporation would work with security agencies to remobilise to Chad Basin and continue their work.

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