Search for oil and gas outside Niger Delta to receive boost – NAPE





Lagos, April 29, 2019 Mr Ajibola Oyebamiji, the President of Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), says the search for oil and gas accumulations outside the Niger Delta is to receive a boost as the body plans a national workshop on oil basins.

Oyebamiji said this in a statement in Lagos on Monday that NAPE was bringing together representatives from local and international oil and gas companies, government agencies and the academia at a two-day workshop with the theme: “Cretaceous Basin in Nigeria’’.

He said that the Niger Delta basin is the source of all the oil accumulations being produced in Nigeria.

According to him, these cretaceous basins are the Dahomey Basin, Anambra Basin, Bida Basin, Sokoto Basin, Chad Basin, Benue Trough and its components.

Oyebamiji said the workshop was being put together to engender and renew interest in basins outside the Niger Delta which started exploration before oil was discovered at Oloibiri.

He said the workshop would complement the Federal Government’s aspirations of 40 billion barrel oil reserve and two million barrels daily production output by 2025.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop, which holds from May 6 to May 7 in Abuja, will discuss other global rift setting overview and analogs.

Other issues to be discussed will include Pre- Cambrian Basement Impact on the Evolution of the Cretaceous Basins, Geophysics and Basin Architecture, Stratigraphy and Depositional systems, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling and Exploration activities.

Speakers at the workshop will include Dr Ebi Omatsola, a  former Vice Chairman of  Conoil  and Chairman of the Workshop Planning Committee, Dr Harry Doust, an International Oil and Gas expert and a Visiting Professor at  University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, Dr Kehinde Ladipo of Lekoil Limited and Prof. Omar Rahaman, a Geology Professor at the Obafemi Awolowo at University Ile-Ife.

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