It will be recalled that drilling of the Kolmani River II Properly, a web site close to Barambu, a village in Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi State, was flagged-off by President Muhammadu Buhari on the February 2, 2019.
A press release yesterday by the company’s performing spokesman, Mr. Samson Makoji, mentioned NNPC acquired 435.54km2 of 3D Seismic Information over Kolmani Prospect within the Higher Benue Trough, Gongola Basin.
This was to judge Shell Nigeria Exploration and Manufacturing Firm (SNEPCo) Kolmani River 1 Properly Discovery of 33 BCF and discover deeper ranges.
The properly was drilled with “IKENGA RIG 101” to a complete depth of 13,701toes encountering oil and gasoline in a number of ranges. A Drill Stem Check (DST) is presently on-going to verify the industrial viability and stream of the Kolmani River reservoirs.
The company defined that on October 10, 2019, at 18:02hours, one of many reservoirs was perforated and hydrocarbon began flowing to the properly head at 21:20hours through which the gasoline element was flared to forestall air cost across the Rig.
Preliminary reviews point out that the invention consists of gasoline, condensate and lightweight candy oil of API gravity starting from 38 to 41 present in stacked siliciclastic cretaceous reservoirs of Yolde, Bima Sandstone and Pre-Bima formations.
Computation of hydrocarbon quantity is on-going and will likely be introduced sooner or later.
The Company mentioned it has additionally acquired extra 1183km2 of 3D seismic information over extremely potential areas of Gongola Basin with a view to evaluating the complete hydrocarbon potential of the Basin.
The NNPC plans to drill extra wells for full analysis of the hydrocarbon quantity within the Gongola Basin.
The invention of oil and gasoline in industrial amount within the Gongola Basin will entice international funding, generate employment for individuals to earn earnings and improve authorities revenues.