NNPC, Halliburton search for oil in Inland basins


A new vista has been added to the ongoing search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), following ongoing collaboration with US based Halliburton Corporation to get the exact location of viable crude oil deposits.

Group General Manager in charge of the R&D Division, Dr. Bola Afolabi, said in Port Harcourt that the collaboration with Halliburton would help fast-track the inland basin exploration efforts through the use of the innovative Neftex solution designed to provide exactitude in drilling for oil.

He said the Halliburton Neftex solution which would provide a geophysical mapping structure of the country would complement ongoing in-house efforts by the NNPC research centre to develop what is known as “Turonian Cenomanian Cretaceous source rock” for all the basins in Nigeria. This essentially seeks to identify all the prolific basins in Nigeria by locating the cretaceous kitchen, that is, areas where large crude deposits could be found.