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Anambra completes oil drilling lines

The state will soon join the rank of oil producing states in the country

The Anambra State government has completed its Orient Petroleum Resources Plc. drilling lines, and acquired support equipment for commercial drilling of hydrocarbon, Valentine Obienyem, Senior Special Adviser to Governor Peter Obi on Media, said on Tuesday.

Obienyem said that President Goodluck Jonathan would inaugurate the commercial drilling on August 30 at Aguleri Otu in Anambra East LGA.

He said the drilling environment had conformed to international standards.

"Orient Petroleum service contractor has acquired high resolution 3D seismic data over 640 square kilometres of Orient’s oil blocks OPL 915 & 916, which has delineated the full extent of the hydrocarbon discoveries and prospects," he said.

"The state government has completed a 20-kilometre access road to the oil wells and the 10-kilometre flow line for evacuating crude to a spot on Anambra River, from where evacuation will be undertaken by barges to Brass in Bayelsa.

"Anambra will soon join the club of oil producing states in the country."

The governor’s aide said the state-owned company had equally finalised the detailed engineering and sourced the modules for its 55,000 bpd refinery.

According to him, the company had completed the geo-technical, geological, hydro-geological surveys and civil engineering works for the installation of the refinery equipment, and acquired seven hectares of land for the establishment of a depot for distribution of petroleum products from the refinery.


Yes..,is a welcome development...Prior to this status,a maximum increase in monthly allocation will be felt...similiarily judicious disburstment of the revenue.,will give any civil servant a hope of co-existence especially tutors in different hierachies of learning....May God help us

That is a very good treasure and fortune to the people of Anambra state and the south East region of this country.The rest of the part of this country has one or two refinary and petroleum depot,only the south east region has none.But i believe now that one must be built so that the people will have the product closer to their region instead of depending on other region....For road the south east has the worst federal road in this country.e.g is Enugu portharcourt express road via Aba....Baba God i thank you for coming for our rescue!!!