No. 30

22 April 1996


AOC To Start Drilling New Wells In Khafji And Hout In April

An official of Japan's Arabian Oil Company (AOC) told Reuters last week that his company expects to Kuwait begin drilling this month new wells at its Khafji and Hout offshore oil fields in the Saudi-Kuwaiti Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ). The official added that the wells are being drilled to increase production capacity from the two fields to 350,000 b/d from the current level of...