Ngerebara, O. D.; Nwankwoala, H. O.
January 2008
Journal of Environmental Hydrology;2008, Vol. 16, p1
Academic Journal
Oil and allied companies whose activities are predominantly located offshore of the Niger Delta are known to encounter the ever recurring problem of potable water supply to meet offshore operational requirements. A technical study was commissioned to look at the possibility of drilling a potable water borehole at the offshore location of one of the oil companies in the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta water resources are drawn mainly from the Eastern littoral hydrological and the Niger South hydrological zones. Infiltration and percolation processes from these broad recharge networks flow southwards into the underlying aquifers of Benin Formation beneath the Continental Shelf. The results of this study show that a depth range of 1,000-1,250 ft is a suitable zone for screening the borehole to obtain potable water for offshore operations.


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