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Elf/Aquitaine Strikes Oil in Offshore Block No.6

The French state-owned Elf/Aquitaine has struck oil and gas in the firstexploration well - Hasbah No.1 - in its Qatar offshore acreage. The 2,837 sq.kms concession, known as Block No. 6, is in the eastern part of Qatar'scontinental shelf (for map, see MEES, 25 June 1990). The well, drilled by the jackup rig Penrod No.69, was spudded last October and struck oil and gas earlythis month. No details on the new...