EXPORT CRUDES FOR THE '90S PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S FIRST COMMERCIAL CRUDE ASSAYED

Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor Light, sweet Kutubu crude from near Lake Kutubu in Papua New Guinea has been assayed. Production of the 44-gravity, 0.04-wt % sulfur crude-Papua New Guinea's first commercial oil-began in June 1992 (OGJ, June 29, 1992, p. 44). Chevron Niugini Pty. Ltd., acting as operator for a group of six oil companies, discovered oil in the Iagifu-Hedinia and Agogo fields. Other interests are held by the Papua New Guinea government, British Petroleum Co.

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