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Energy & Minerals Minister visits seismic survey project in Salahley

Energy & Minerals Minister visits seismic survey project in Salahley
Minister Dualeh paying a visit to BGP's seismic survey operations in Salahley, Hawd Region, Somaliland.

SALAHLEY –  Somaliland’s Minister of Minerals and Energy on Sunday toured the ongoing seismic survey project in Salahley with Ministry officials, local leaders, and officials from BGP (China National Petroleum Corporation).

The current seismic survey project in Salahley is part of the Ministry’s greater seismic survey project of their oil blocks in Western Somaliland.

BGP was awarded a contract by the Ministry of Minerals and Energy in November 2016 to survey Somaliland’s oil blocks.

Minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh spoke briefly to the press about the project and its current progress.

“We are currently in the midst of finishing the 1000 km seismic survey project of oil blocks from Western Burao – Salahley. The survey is now in its third phase in Salahley and there is only 500 km of land left to survey,” Dualeh said.

The project is expected to wrap up within the next couple of months. Oil drilling in Somaliland is expected to start early next year.

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