Area Drilling

MoroccoShell Prospecting Africa BV will start negotiations with Onarep to obtain exploration permits on the Cap Ghir Haute Mer and Anza Haute Mer areas off Morocco. Shell held reconnaissance permits on the areas that covered 8,445 sq km and 5,000 sq km, respectively.Tri-Valley Oil & Gas Co., Bakersfield, is pursuing its Ekho deep exploration project on 261 sq miles in the southern San Joaquin basin east of Lost Hills (OGJ Apr. 12, 1999, p. 75).CaliforniaMain targets are Vedder and Upper Phacoides sandstones, part of the Lower Miocene Temblor formation at an estimated 18,000 ft. Field activity in Kern County is to start within weeks.Nine Canadian independents share working interests. Tri-V...

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