*Tasks engineers on renewable energy development
01 November 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Group Managing Director, GMD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikati Baru, has charged the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, to find more crude oil to meet the 40 billion barrels reserves target.
Dr. Baru gave this charge in a statement on Wednesday.
The GMD who described the group as the foundation of the oil industry on account of the critical role of its members in the oil and gas value chain urged members to go beyond convention and search deeper and wider to ensure the sustainability of the barrel by “finding more, producing more, and doubling production reserve ratios on a yearly basis”.
He informed that NNPC was involved in extensive exploration work in the inland basins with a view to finding more oil to grow the nation’s crude oil reserves.
He also challenged Nigerian engineers to come up with technologies to help deepen the development of renewable energy in the country.
The GMD highlighted some of the corporation’s strides in the development of renewable energy across various states of the country using abundant natural resources like palm oil, cassava, and sugarcane.
He said the projects would help create the much-needed linkage between the energy and agricultural sectors and urged members of the NSE to come up with technologies and strategies to enhance the integration process for the growth of the economy.
He said NNPC was committed to producing clean hydrocarbons in an environmentally friendly manner for the benefits of all Nigerians.