Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 20

19-May-2008

Sudan

WNPOC Abandons First Two Exploration Wells On Sudans Block 5B

Swedens Lundin Petroleum has said that the two exploration wells drilled on Block 5B in Sudans Muglad Basin earlier this year have both been plugged and abandoned as dry holes. The latest of these was the Wan-Machar-1 exploration well that was drilled in the Sudd swamp using barge mounted drilling facilities (MEES, 17 March). Although the results are clearly a disappointment,...