The northern part of Nigeria has joined the oil-producing regions, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, announced its crude oil, gas, and condensate discovery in the Kolmani River region at the border community between Bauchi and Gombe states.
In a statement in Abuja, the NNPC disclosed that the discovery came after eight months of crude oil exploration in the area, in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin.
The group’s General manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Samson Makoji Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Samson Makoji, said it acquired 435.54km2 of 3D Seismic Data over Kolmani Prospect in the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin. This, he said, was to evaluate Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCo, Kolmani River 1 Well Discovery of 33 BCF and explore deeper levels.
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.