Abuja—The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is prospecting for crude oil in more locations across the north, after discovering the commodity in Bauchi and Gombe states.
NNPC stated that it was currently taking coordinated steps for more frontier exploration in the region, as part of measures to shore up the country’s oil output and reserves.
The company said this in a document seen by TheCable on the frontier exploration services activities of the NNPC from 2020 to 2022.
The document outlined some prospective states where oil was expected to be discovered by the NNPC to include Niger, Nasarawa, Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, and Gombe.
Beyond the North, the Anambra basin was listed as another area where the NNPC was striving to find more oil.
Prospecting is the first stage in discovering oil and gas fields, under which seismic surveys are carried out.