No 08



Eni Announces First Oil Production From Elephant Field

Italys Eni has announced the start of oil production from eight wells in the Elephant field on 13 February at 10,000 b/d. Output from the field, located in block NC-174 in the Murzuq Basin (for map, see MEES, 17 November 1997), is expected to reach the targeted plateau of 150,000 b/d by 2006 after the drilling of an additional 23 wells in the second phase of development (MEES, 1 September 2003). The...