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Friday, 27 October 2017

NIGERIA: NNPC FRUITLESS OIL EXPLORATION SHIFTS TO NASARAWA STATE




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In its sheer determination to discover crude oil in the northern part of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  has shifted its operations to Nasarawa State with the commencement of exploration activities in the Benue Trough after billions of tax payers’ money have been wasted in the chad basin without any drop of crude oil to show for it.
The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Maikanti Baru, announced the commencement of the search during his visit to the Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Almakura, in Lafia on Thursday.
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Accordint to theThe NNPC GMD said the visit was in line with the presidential directive to the corporation to resume oil exploration activities in some of the nation’s inland basins, including the Chad Basin and the Benue Trough.
The search is coming a few months after the NNPC opened a new frontier for oil exploration in the Sokoto area.
He said the presidential mandate was driven by the urgent need for the country to increase its oil and has reserves, improve revenue streams and create more business and employment opportunities for Nigerians.
Mr. Baru said the move was also in line with NNPC’s corporate vision under the 12 Business Focus Areas, 12 BUFAs.
He told the governor that the NNPC team was in Nasarawa to sensitise the government and people of the state on the mission. The GMD noted that FES had mobilised the Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL, an upstream data services arm of the NNPC, to acquire seismic data in the Benue Trough commencing from the Keana area.
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“I am therefore happy to be personally here to kick-start the beginning of a high-profile stakeholder engagement towards oil exploration in the Nasarawa State’s part of the Benue Trough,” he stated.
“I am convinced that the success of the results from IDSL’s seismic data acquisition will lead to the drilling of exploration wells in the area, which hopefully, would launch Nasarawa state into the league of oil producing states in the country,” Baru stated.
He assured that as a responsible corporate organization, NNPC, through its Frontier Exploration Services, FES, would do everything possible to operate peacefully among the people and with much respect to the environment.
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Governor Almakura said the state government had deployed special “environment guards” to safeguard critical national assets and infrastructure across the state, including the Pipelines Right of Way, PRoW.
He pledged to direct the Ministries of Land, Physical Planning as well as Housing & Transport to work with the NNPC team towards ensuring the success of the oil exploration in the area.

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