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Elf Aquitaine Strikes Oil in Qatar Offshore

France's Elf Aquitaine announced on 12 June that it had made an important oildiscovery in its Qatar offshore acreage, the 2,837-sq. km. Block No. 6 lying inthe eastern part of Qatar's continental shelf (for map, see MEES, 25 June 1990).The discovery well, al-Khalij No.1, flowed crude (28 API) on an initial test ata rate of 1,650 b/d from a 1/2 inch choke. The reservoir lies at a depth of1,200 ms. in the Mishrif...