Area Drilling

AlgeriaTotalFinaElf SA obtained an exploration permit on Blocks 325a-329 in the Timimoun basin of central Algeria. The permit covers 13,250 sq km.TotalFinaElf is operator with 85% interest, and Cia. Espanola de Petroleos SA of Spain has 15%. The companies plan to conduct 2D and 3D seismic surveys and drill three wells.AustriaRohoel-Aufsuchungs AG, Vienna, let a contract for a 530 sq km 3D seismic survey in northwestern Austria.Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH, Essen, will acquire the data on the northern edge of the Austrian Alps east of Voecklabruck, between Salzburg and Linz, within 8 months.The crew includes nine vibrator trucks among a total 40 vehicles. Geophones are spread along 12 ...

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