The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday disclosed plans to commence exploratory activities in Anambra, Benue trough and five other inland basins in the country in its efforts to shore up the nation’s reserve base.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this Thursday when he received the Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, in his office.
According to him, modalities were on to open up all the basins in the country to prospective investors.
“We are on target and we are looking at the prospect of the whole basins of Niger Delta, Chad, Anambra, Benue Trough, Benin, Sokoto and Bida. We are focused on delivering on these basins in line with our mandate,” Baru said.
The NNPC boss said preliminary exploratory activities had indicated some signs of hydrocarbon in eastern Yobe of the Chad Basin, adding that once the Corporation receives security clearance, the 3D seismic data acquisition in the area would continue as scheduled.