NO. 12/13

25-DEC-1989/1 JAN1990


Successful Drilling of Horizontal Well at Bouri Field

MEES learns that the drilling of the first horizontal well at the offshore Bouri field was successfully completed earlier this month and that plans areunder way to drill a second horizontal well soon. The purpose of this drillingprogram is to cut down the flaring of associated gas and thus to reduce thegas/oil ratio to more manageable levels - from the current 1,000 cu. ft./barrelto 600 cu....