NO. 39



Shabwa Crude Oil Assay

Tests conducted on Shabwa (West Ayad) crude indicate that the crude has anAPI gravity of 34.6 and sulfur content of 0.67%. Production of the crude bythe Nimir Petroleum Company (NPC) started during the second half of 1992 fromBlock 4 in Shabwa and is currently running at a rate of 7,000- 8,000 b/d.

The main properties of the crude are as follows:

 Specific gravity at 60 C: 0.8517 API gravity: 34.6 K UOP factor: 11.9 Sulfur content (wt %):...