-- BHP Billiton to drill Block 3a wells off Trinidad and Tobago starting in May
BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, said it plans to drill two wells in Block 3a off Trinidad's East Coast despite having acquired only 600 sq km of the 1,000 sq km of 3D seismic survey data it had planned prior to the sinking of the M.V. CGG Mistral seismic research vessel in December. The company also is processing data from 3D and 2D seismic that previous block owners had shot (OGJ Online, Mar. 12, 2003).