NO. 44

5 AUGUST 1991


PDO to Spud its First Offshore Well in October

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) - owned 60% by the Omani Government, 34% byShell Petroleum Co., 4% by Total and 2% by Partex - is planning to spud thefirst offshore well in its concession in southeast Oman in October. The exploratory well - South-1 - will be drilled in a water depth of 105 ms. of waterin the Sawqrah Bay at a location lying 63 kms. from the coast and some 300 kms.northeast of the coastal town of...