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15 Oct 2016

NNPC Introduces New Method To Oil Exploration in Northern Nigeria


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has embarked on a more rigorous exploration for oil in the Gongola and other inland basin using the latest seismic data gathering technology.
 
A statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager,Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad, made this known in Abuja on Saturday

The NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, the statement said, made the disclosure when he paid separate visits to the governors of Bauchi and Gombe States.

Baru said that the latest technology was similar to the ones used by neighbouring countries to discover oil in their countries..

He said the exploration was in strict compliance to President MuhammaduBuhari’s mandate.

NNPC, he said, had therefore commenced activities in the Gongola Basin by awarding the contract for seismic data acquisition of over 500KM2 3D seismic data in the first instance.

“NNPC is deploying state of the art technology in the present data acquisition and we are confident that these efforts will lead to clearer definition of the prospectively of the basin.”

He said that the contractors awarded the contract for the seismic data acquisition in the Gongola Basin, was Integrated Data Service Limited (IDSL).

Baru said the contractor was a subsidiary of the NNPC and Bureau for Geophysical Prospecting, a subsidiary of Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (BGP/CNPC) were mobilising to commence the project.

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