Area Drilling

Eritrea An Anadarko Petroleum Corp. group spudded its third Red Sea well, Edd 1, in mid-January on the Edd Block. The second well, Du Rig-Rig 1 on the Zula Block, was unsuccessful. TD is 2,200 m. New Zealand The ministry awarded two tracts in the East Coast basin, which had its first two hydrocarbon finds in 1998. The 140 sq mile PEP 38335 went to Everest Energy Inc., Calgary, operator, 30%, Asia Pacific Oil Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, 45%, Trans-Orient Petroleum Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., 15%, and Indo-Pacific Energy Ltd., Vancouver, 10%. The permit includes the Waitaria-1 well, drilled in 1997 with gas shows (see map, OGJ, May 18, 1998, p. 78). The 1,273 sq mile PEP...

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