Oil discovered in Nasarawa, NNPC to Begin drilling March – Kyari

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule and CEO, NNPC Ltd Mele Kyari in Abuja

THE Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, has confirmed the discovery of oil in Nasarawa State.

NNPC disclosed this in a series of tweets on Friday, after a visit to Kyari by the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, saying the official spud-in of first oil well in the state will commence in two months.

“Group CEO @nnpclimited @MKKyari announced today that the official spud-in of first oil well in Nasarawa State will commence in March 2023. This, according to @MKKyari, is in continuation of hydrocarbon exploration activities in Nigeria’s inland basins.

“@MKKyari disclosed this while receiving in audience a delegation of prominent Nasarawa State indegenes, led by the State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule at the #NNPCTowers, Abuja, earlier today,” the corporation said.

Group CEO @nnpclimited @MKKyari announced today that the official spud-in of first oil well in Nasarawa State will commence in March 2023. This, according to @MKKyari, is in continuation of hydrocarbon exploration activities in Nigeria’s inland basins. pic.twitter.com/npTdQMUhyZ

— NNPC Limited (@nnpclimited) January 13, 2023

This comes less than two months after President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project in the North-East.

Buhari said the oil exploration at the Kolmani River located between Gombe and Bauchi states had already attracted over $3bn foreign direct investment and will boost Nigeria’s fortunes and earnings.

The project is expected to start with a daily production of about 50,000 barrels of crude oil.

The President had flagged off the spud-In of Kolamani River II in February 2019 three years after he gave directives for the resumption of oil exploration in the northern part of the country.

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