President Muhammadu Buhari has supervised the first oil drilling in the Northern part of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and 810 at the Kolmani oil field site are located in Bauchi and Gombe States.
The Kolmani Integrated Development Project phase I is expected to entail an in-situ Oil Refinery of up to 120k barrels/day capacity, a gas processing plant of up to 500 million standard cubic feet per day, a Power Plant of up to 300MW capacity and a Fertilizer Plant of 2,500 tons per day, President Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad revealed.
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, and other top government officials were present to grace the occasion of the Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease.
While Nigeria is already exploring crude oil in the southern Niger Delta, this exploration up north will be the first after an attempt in the Borno region was thwarted by insurgency.