Middle East Economic Survey


No 16



Petronas-Led Consortium Spuds Second Well Offshore Mauritania

Australias Roc Oil announced on 9 April the drilling of the offshore Banda NW appraisal well in Mauritanias production-sharing contract area B (PSC B). The well is 2km west of the Banda gas field that was discovered in 2002, and will be drilled to a total depth of 2,700ms in water depths of approximately 330ms. The state-owned Malaysian firm Petronas leads the PSC B...