No. 12



PDO Announces Major New Gasfield Discovery

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) on 10 March announced the discovery of a major new gasfield 50km south of Adam in the al-Dakhlia region. A company statement said a thick interval of gas-bearing sandstone was encountered at a depth of around 4,200ms. The well, Kauther-1, was drilled with Essars Rig 85. PDO says the Kauther gasfield is potentially the largest discovery in Oman over the past six years, and this success...