NNPC Hints of Progress in Drilling at Kolmani River-II Well

Posted On March 20th, 2019 - 3:38 pm | by Oil and gas press

The Kolmani River-II Well which spud-in was flagged off last month by President Muhammadu Buhari is progressing satisfactorily, with drilling so far of 6,700 feet, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said.

A release today in Abuja by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that Dr. Baru let out this development on the drilling of Kolmani River-II Well while receiving an Award presented to him by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) Executive for his landmark achievement in the development of Inland basins in the country, especially the drilling of the Kolmani River-II Well and his efforts in Deep Water operations.

The release disclosed that Dr. Baru explained that the target was 14,200 feet, although the depth could be longer depending on findings, even as he explained to the visiting PETAN Executive that President Muhammadu Buhari should be commended on the progress being made on the drilling of the well.

Prospecting for oil and gas in Kolmani River-II Well is one of the recent foray of the government into inland exploration in parts of the country.

The release stated that the NNPC GMD also disclosed during the visit of the PETAN Executive that in furtherance of its African integration drive, the NNPC was considering extending the ongoing Ajaokuta-Kaduna – Kano (AKK) gas pipeline system across the Sahara to Algeria in North Africa.

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