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QGPC Starts Drilllng in North Gas Field

The Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) started drilling on 22 Augustthe first well for the first phase of the North Field Gas project, utilizing theDanish-owned rig Maersk Victory. The well, which was spudded in a water depth ofabout 52 ms. at a location lying at some 80 kms. from Ras Laffan on themainland, will be drilled down to between 2,500 and 2,900 ms. (8,000-9,300 ft.).A second rig is expected to spud...