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PDO Discovers Light Crude at Hawqa in Central Oman

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has discovered light crude at Hawqa,which lies some 25 kms. south of Hasirah in central Oman. The new well, drilledby PDO's Rig No.1, struck light oil at a depth of 2,220 ms. in the Ghariffformation, which flowed on test at a rate of 500 cu. ms./day (3,145 b/d). Thenew discovery is apparently considered by PDO as one of the better producersin the Bahja area (see map in MEES,...