8 Months Of Drilling, NNPC Finally Discovers Oil In North-Eastern Part Of Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, has discovered oil in the North-eastern part of Nigeria. 

Crude oil

This discovery was announced by the corporation’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Samson Makoji, who stated that NNPC acquired 435.54km2 of 3D Seismic Data over Kolmani Prospect in the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin.

Recall that drilling of the Kolmani River II Well was flagged-off by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 2, 2019.

The corporation explained that on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 18:02hours, one of the reservoirs was perforated and hydrocarbon started flowing to the well head at 21:20hours in which the gas component was flared to prevent air charge around the Rig.

Preliminary reports indicate that the discovery consists of gas, condensate and light sweet oil of API gravity ranging from 38 to 41 found in stacked siliciclastic cretaceous reservoirs of Yolde, Bima Sandstone and Pre-Bima formations.

The well was drilled with “IKENGA RIG 101” to a total depth of 13,701feet encountering oil and gas in several levels.

A Drill Stem Test is currently on-going to confirm the commercial viability and flow of the Kolmani River reservoirs.

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