NNPC to Resume Oil Search in Chad Basin

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Joseph Dawha, GMD, NNPC

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WITH the remarkably improved security situation in the north eastern part of the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is to resume oil search in the Chad Basin.

Joseph T. Dawha, group managing director of the NNPC, said  at the 21st annual general meeting of Integrated Data Services Nigeria Limited, IDSL, the subsidiary of the NNPC that is carrying out the seismic data acquisition in the Chad Basin.

The event took place at the weekend in Abuja.

Dawha noted ‘‘preliminary indications from the previous exercise so far are encouraging and we are going to move back there’’. He described the security situation in the northeast that led   the corporation to suspend oil exploration activities   in the Chad Basin as ‘unfortunate’ while commending the security forces on their recent success in the fight against the insurgents.

On the performance of IDSL, Dawha said in spite of the challenge of funding as a result of the fall in crude oil prices, the Company’s performance is encouraging as it recorded a thirty two percent revenue growth.

Victor Briggs, managing director of the company, said IDSL is expanding its operations beyond the shores of Nigeria to neighbouring West African countries and other emerging oil producing countries in Africa.

Integrated Data services Limited, IDSL, was incorporated in 1988. Its services include provision of seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation as well as petroleum and reservoir engineering data evaluation, computer and other ancillary services.

— May 5, 2015 @ 11.40 GMT

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