NNPC To Commence Oil Exploration In Bauchi

L-R: Chairman of Shell Petroleum Exploration (SPE) Nigeria Council, Mr Chikezie Nwosu; representative of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Johnson Awoyemi and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Ltd/Moderator of the event, Prof. Barth Nnaji, at the 2018 Oloibiri Lecture and Energy Forum organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Abuja, recently.
Group Managing
Dirctor, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, last Friday disclosed that the company would commence oil exploration along Gongola Basin, in Bauchi State.
Baru said this in Bauchi State while delivering an Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) pre-convocation lecture titled “Enhancing University-Industry Collaboration to support Nigerian Content Policy, Industrialisation and Economic Growth”.
Baru explained that the exploration would be conducted in collaboration with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauch, and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
He said the partners were providing technical support in the area of environmental impact assessment.
“Soon, we shall start drilling exploratory wells in the Gongola Basin commencing with appraisal of the Kolmani River-1 discovery Field”.
“This is one of the significant achievements of this administration within the last three years, especially on oil exploration activities”, Baru said.