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Total Evaluates Jana And East Shabwa Discoveries

MEES learns that Total of France is currently evaluating its discoveries inYemen and may declare the discoveries in Jana Block No. 5 and in Block No. 10 inEast Shabwa as commercial within the next few weeks. The estimated initialproduction from each of these two blocks would be around 20,000 b/d.

Total is the operator in Jana Block No. 5 which it holds together withHunt/Exxon, KUFPEC and the Russian firms...