MORE VENEZUELAN MARGINAL FIELDS TO SEE ACTION

Venezuela's Corpoven SA, a unit of Petroloes de Venezuela SA (Pdvsa), on Nov. 1 signed the first two operating agreements with private companies chosen during the second round of bidding on reactivation of marginal oil fields. Nine winning bids were announced last month. Alirio Parra, Venezuela's minister of energy and mines, said expected investment of $860 million during 1993-96 from the nine successful bidders should increase production in the areas to more than 140,000 b/d in the

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