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List Of Oil Well And Their Locations In South East States Of Nigeria

by thrilliant

Just as the South South region of Nigeria boast of several oil well, so also the south eastern geopolitical region.

Find below list of oil wells within the south east.

IMO STATE – There are over 163 oil wells at over 12 different locations in the State.

The main petroleum companies operating in the state are Addax Petroleum, Chevron Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell and Agip. Some of the established oil-rich and producing Local Government Councils include Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Oru East, Iho, Oru West, Obowo and Ngor Okpala.


ABIA STATE – There are over 100 oil wells and 3 installed flow stations in Abia State. There is also an associated gas plant, Abia/NNPC gas plant. As of 2012, boundary Commission said it returned 42 oil wells from neighbouring Rivers State to Abia.

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This would have meant Abia being fourth largest oil producing state in the county. Oil giant, Shell, holds most of the licenses for the wells in the State and has concentrated on the estimated 50 wells that are considered high-yield.

The State produced 36,000 barrels of crude oil per day; “Imoturu produces 23,000 barrels per day and Isimili flow station produces over 8,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Then four oil wells in Izaku go to Obigo flow station. About 30 oil wells from my village go to Umuri and about eight oil wells from Umurie go to Afam”, lamented Samuel Okezie Nwogu, Chairman of Abia State Oil Producing Development Area Commission (ASOPADEC).

ANAMBRA STATE – In the year 2006, foundation laying ceremony for the first Nigerian private refinery Orient Petroleum Refinery (OPR) was made at Aguleri area. The Orient Petroleum Resource Ltd, (OPRL) owners of OPR, was licensed in June 2002, by the Federal Government to construct a private refinery with a capacity of 55,000 barrels per day (~7,500 t/d).

In 2012, following the efforts of Governor Peter Obi and other stakeholders of Orient Petroleum, Anambra State became an oil producing state. The indigenous company recorded breakthrough in its prospecting in the Anambra River basin.


On August 2, 2015, the management of Orient Petroleum Resources Plc said the company planned to increase its crude production to 3,000 barrels per day by September, 2015, as it stepped up production activities in two new wells in its Aguleri oil fields.

An indigenous company, Nails and Stanley Ltd was to establish a gas plant at Umueje in Ayamelum Local Government Area to support economic activities in petroleum and Gas industry in the State.

EBOYIN STATE – Ebonyi is primarily an agricultural region. It is a leading producer of rice, yam, potatoes, maize, beans, and cassava in Biafra-land. Rice and yams are predominantly cultivated in Edda, a region within the state. Ebonyi has several solid mineral resources, including lead, crude , and natural gas, but few large-scale commercial mining/mines.


The state government has, however, given several incentives to investors in the agro-allied sector to encourage production. Ebonyi is called “the salt of the nation” for its huge salt deposit at the Okposi and Uburu Salt Lakes.

ENUGU STATE – Has plenty of coal which can be tapped to supply 247 electricity for Biafra. In fact, Enugu coal can supply 247 electricity to over 15 countries in West Africa.

Apart from huge coal deposits in Enugu which controls a premium in international market, Enugu has abundant fluid deposits at Uzo uwani local government area which has common boundary with Ayamelum local government.


There is also abundant natural gas at ugwuoba in Oji River local government area.

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