The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has awarded Halliburton a contract to run Drill Stem Tests (DST’s) and tubing conveyed perforation(TCP) on the Kolmani river, in Bauchi as is shows positive results.
The contract was awarded to Halliburton due to the high interest that has arisen over the discovery of natural gas and oil in the Kolmani river.
“The Sand is better developed at this location and when we were to hang the 9 5/8 inch casing at some feet deeper than 10,000 feet (3048 meters), we were hardly able to find a shovel level to hang “. An unknown source revealed. “We are drilling with a water-based mud, so there are no issues about the stability of the well.”
Furthermore, the discovery made by Shell in the year 1999 in the same Kolmani river was not properly tested and they booked 33 billion standard cubic feet of gas as possible estimated recoverable reserves based on petrophysical results.
However, the new data to be collected has geoscientific data. A source revealed saying “we are taking lots of sidewall cores, there are lots of fluid samples, and the results are looking good”. The NNPC seems to have gotten one up in this discovery.
According to various sources, such a commercial-sized pool of Hydrocarbon in the Northern part of Nigeria could change the dynamics of politics in Africa.