No. 43

27 October 1997


Total To Start Production From East Shabwa In Mid-December

The joint venture group led by France's Total which holds the productionand exploration rights for Yemen's East Shabwa Block No. 10 will start crude productionfrom the block in mid-December at a rate of 15,000 b/d, rising soon after to 30,000 b/d.The partners in the block include Total (operator, with 28.57%), Unocal Middle East of theUS (28.57%), Kuwait's KUFPEC (14.29%), and Soco International PLC,...