NNPC discovers oil at Gongola Basin


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC said it has discovered oil at the Kolmani River-II in Gongola Basin.

The corporation said in a statement that:

At about 21:20 hours of 10th October 2019, drilling crew working at Kolmani River-II in Gongola Basin have encountered hydrocarbon outflow to the well head while performing well test operations.”

“The gas component is currently being flared to avoid pressure build up around the drilling rig. Further assessment of the Hydrocarbon type and volume are being carried out,” the statement said.