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27-DEC-93/3 JAN 94


Nimir Petroleum Spuds First Exploration Well In Block No. 33

MEES learns the Nimir Petroleum Company (NPC) has spudded its firstexploration well in Block No. 33 (the al-Furt Block) in the Hadhramut regionwhich lies north of the Masila block. The well, which began drilling on 18December, will be taken down to a total depth of 2,800 ms. and will take about55 days to complete. NPC also is planning to begin drilling within a week itsfirst exploration...