Current Amharic News From Zehabesha Daily Ethiopian News December 3, 2018 | Eritrea News
Ketsela Tadese, Petroleum Licensing and Administration Director at the Ministry told ENA that there are activities that need to be done before entering into the production process.
Drilling of hundreds of additional wells as well as development of various infrastructure facilities that are important for the production process need to be done in order to develop the resource, he added.
According to him, these activities could take up to three years.
Besides the resource in Ogaden, the country is working to explore other potential areas, Ketsela said.
So far, five areas in different parts of the country are being explored. The Rift Valley, Abbay, Mekelle, Metema and Gambella basins are where the explorations are being undertaken.