Area Drilling

AlgeriaA group led by Total SA reported a gas discovery in the Timimoun basin of central Algeria.The MJB-3 exploration well flowed 8.3 MMcfd of gas from an undisclosed formation.The group was evaluating the discovery and continuing its exploration and appraisal program.Total obtained the exploration permit on Blocks 325a-329 in mid-2002 (OGJ, July 15, 2002, p. 38). Working interests are Total 63.75%, Algeria’s state Sonatrach 25%, and Cia. Espanola de Petroleos SA of Spain 11.25%.LebanonLebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water let a contract to Petroleum Geo-Services, Oslo, for a multiclient 3D seismic survey in the Mediterranean.The first phase will involve 1,000 sq km of acqui...

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