The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has announced its new achievement following the discovery of crude oil and gas in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin.
The corporation stated that the economic progress of the discovery came from unrelenting drilling of a total depth of 13,701 feet before reaching oil and gas on different levels is yet to be confirmed.
According to the statement released by the corporation, a Drill Stem Test (DST) is currently carried out to affirm the commercial viability and flow of the Kolmani River reservoirs.
Close to 40 years now, the Nigerian government has started to explore the north to discover oil.
The initial thought was to design to drill the well to about 14,500 feet but the ‘IKENGA RIG 101’ was eventually drilled to 13,701 feet after discovering the oil and gas on diverse levels.
On February 2, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the commencement of the drilling of the Kolmani River II Well, adding that it was a fitting to discover crude oil across the country.
NNPC has, however, said the conclusion of research would be made known 60 days after the commencements of the activities, but this is coming eight months after.