Emerging reports have claimed that a huge explosion has happened in Ajegunle Ikorigho oil-rich community in Ondo state claiming five oil wells.
The oil field named ‘Ojumole’ located in Ikorigho land has Ojumole-Ikorigho, Isan-West and Isan field, Parable field, Malu field, Ororo and Opokaba oil fields.
The Nation reports that the affected communities include Otumara, Ikorigho, Ajegunle-Ikorigho, Zion Ikorigho, Iluayo, Kendo Ayeren and Ehinmoghan-Ikorigho.
The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 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.
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.
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.
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