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Elf Aquitaine Makes its First Oil Discovery in Syria

Elf Aquitaine has made its first oil discovery in Syria in the Dair al-Zurpermit in the northeast of the country. The discovery well, Attala North 101, isthe second well drilled in the permit area. Production tests on the discoverywell yielded a cumulative flow rate of 8,000 b/d of light (36 API),sulfur-free crude oil. An appraisal well, Attala North 102, will be spuddedwithin two weeks to determine the...