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By Adedapo Adesanya
The Akwa Ibom government has revealed that seven oil fields have already been developed within OML13, in line with its industrialization drive to fight unemployment and develop the state’s economy.
This disclosure was made by the Governor of the State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, who noted that the project aims to materialize the development momentum of the rural and riverine areas of his administration, as stated in its completion program to achieve the intended objective of combating unemployment and expanding the economy. state growth.
The development of OML13 is being undertaken by Sterling Oil in partnership with the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, the Akwa Ibom State Government and other oil and gas sector partners, and it is located in Liberty Oil and Gas State Free Trade Zone.
He did so when he visited the oil and gas exploration site within OML13 at Atabrikang in the Eastern Obolo local government area of the state. The governor said seven oilfields have already been developed, with a flow station, storage station and other facilities built within seven months.
The governor said he remains committed to attracting more investment to the state to create jobs.
“I assessed the level of work done, mostly when we make statements because people are so used to political statements, they probably thought we were just talking about politics, I think today, Eastern Obolo has seen tremendous progress.
“My passion is to attract as much investment as possible to create jobs for our many young people in Akwa Ibom State. I am pleased with the current pace of work at the NPDC & NOSL oil and gas exploration at the OML-13 site, Atabrikang fields.
“Allow me to appreciate our partners, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Natural Oil Field Service Limited (NOSL), a subsidiary of Sterling Oil.
“In a short time, we have already developed Seven Oil Fields. More than 1,000 young people are already working and by the time the full refinery comes to life, at least 5,500 people will have gainful employment,” he said.
Earlier, the project site manager, Mr. Aslam Khan, revealed that three rigs have so far been installed, pending the arrival of four more.
“At the installation stage alone, about 1,000 people have been employed, and upon completion of the seven rig installations and the start of operations, more than 5,500 people are expected to be profitably engaged,” he said. -he declares.