NO. 40



AFPC El IsbaWell Still Burning

MEES understandsthat the fire that broke out on 10 June at a development well, El Isba-123, thatwas being drilled by Al-Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC) in eastern Syria, isstill burning (MEES, 19 June). At present it is estimated that about 25,000 b/dof oil and more than 100mn cu. ft./day of gas are burning. Drilling of threerelief wells is on schedule, with two of them at a more advanced stage than thethird. AFPC, the operator of...