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Second Rig Starts Drilling in North Gas Field

The Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) has started drilling with asecond rig in the North Gas Field near Ras Laffan, utilizing the offshore rigHarurya-9 hired by QGPC from the Japan Drilling Company. The first rig, theDanish-owned Maersk Victory, spudded the first well around the middle of Augustin a water depth of about 52 ms. at a location lying at some 80 kms. from RasLaffan (MEES, 29 August).

The two...