No. 30



Oman's PDO Production Averages 846,000 B/D In 1997

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) - owned 60% by the Omani Government, 34% by ShellPetroleum Company Ltd., 4% by Total and 2% by Partex (Oman) Corporation - raised its dailyproduction to a new record of 860,000 b/d by year end 1997, registering an average of845,735 b/d for the year, an increase of 1.9% over the 1996 average of 830,000 b/d,according to the company's Annual Report for 1997. PDO's oil reserves at...