NNPC partners with Schlumberger for exploration


ABUJA, JANUARY 13, 2017 – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Friday it will partner with oilfield services company Schlumberger in exploration and reservoir management.

The partnership aims to find commercial hydrocarbon deposits in the Chad basin and other inland areas, a statement from the NNPC said.

A research area for the companies will be “exploration and risks assessment studies of the Frontier Basins, which include the Upper Benue where NNPC is currently carrying out exploration works”, the statement quoted Babatunde Adeniran, chief operating officer of ventures at NNPC, as saying.

Schlumberger has established a $1 billion research fund, of which NNPC also hopes to take advantage, the statement said.


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