The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has discovered gas, condensate and light sweet oil of API gravity ranging from 38 to 41 in the Northern Nigerian State of Bauchi, but the commercial viability is yet to be confirmed.
NNPC officially made this known on Friday, saying, the gas component is currently being flared to avoid pressure build up around the drilling rig.
“At about 21:20 hours of 10th October 2019, @NNPCgroup 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,” NNPC tweeted on its official Twitter handle.