NO. 24



Oilfield Damage Catastrophic, Says Kuwaiti Oil Minister

The Kuwaiti Minister of Oil, Mr. Rashid Salim al-Ameeri, stated on 12 Marchthat the damage sustained by Kuwait's oilfields as a result of the fires in some500-700 wells can be described as catastrophic, and that experts believe it willtake between two and two and a half years to put out all the fires. Mr. Ameerisaid that at least 50% of the wells would take a very long time to repair, sincethey would...