Area Drilling

Sudan Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, reported progress in southern Sudan, where it holds 25% of three exploration and two development blocks covering a combined 12.2 million acres in the Muglad basin. Five fields-Heglig, Unity, El Toor, El Nar, and Toma South, are under development. Gross production of 150,000 b/d is to start in late 1999 for shipment via 932 mile, 28 in. pipeline to a marine terminal at Port Sudan. Through September 1998 a total of 110 successful oil wells have been drilled on the Heglig and Unity blocks. Six more were spudded in October, and nine wildcats and a major seismic program were planned for the drilling season that began in December 1998. Di...

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