NO. 22



Anadarko Announces Oil Discovery at East Erg Area

The American firm Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on 23 February thediscovery of oil and gas in the eastern Erg area in Block 208 locatedapproximately 350 kms. southeast of Hassi Messaoud. A statement issued byAnadarko stated that the well tested 1,972 b/d of 46øAPI crude oil and 3.7 mncu. ms./d of natural gas through a 3/4 inch choke.

Anadarko was owned until 1987 by Panhandle Eastern of the US, which...