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President Buhari to flag-off crude oil drilling in Bauchi, Gombe states Tuesday

President Buhari to flag-off crude oil drilling in Bauchi, Gombe states Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, November 22, officially flag off the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kolmani OPLs 809 and 810 at the Kolmani field site in Bauchi and Gombe States.

The groundbreaking ceremony is coming three years after the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd., discovered crude oil in commercial quantity in Northern Nigeria.

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The NNPCL, in October 2019, announced the discovery of crude oil, gas and condensate in the Kolmani River region, at the border community between Bauchi and Gombe states.

The ceremony will be attended by the President, who also doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. He will be joined in the flag-off by his cabinet members including the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

Other dignitaries expected at the event are the Chairman of the NNPC Board, Mrs Margary Okadigbo; the NNPC Group Chief Executive Officer, Mallam Mele Kyari; the Executive Vice President, Upstream, NNPC Limited Mr Adokiye Tombomieye; and the Chief Investment Officer of the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services Ltd, Mr Bala Wunti, among others.

The flag-off of the crude oil drilling is a major boost to the efforts by the federal government, to ensure that the region produces crude oil in commercial quantities.

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OPLs 809 and 810 lie in the Gongola Basin of the Upper Benue trough in the straddle area between Bauchi and Gombe State.

The Gongola Basin, which is part of the Upper Benue Trough, is a North-South trending arm of the 1,000 km long Benue Trough.

The oil field is to be developed by Sterling Global Oil, New Nigeria Development Company and NNPC Limited. (The Will)

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