No. 34

25 August 1997


Total To Begin Drilling At Sirri Fields In September, But Other Offshore WorkSubject To Delay

Total is preparing to initiate a three-year drilling campaign planned under its Sirri Aand Sirri E offshore oilfield development program next month. Two tender-assisted drillingrigs contracted from the French firm Foramer - the al-Baraka and the Barracuda - are onstand-by in Sharjah awaiting installation of the first wellhead platform jacket. This isto be positioned...