TransGlobe Energy Corp. announced the start of oil production on Block 32, Republic of Yemen.
Block 32, Republic of Yemen (9.81percent working interest) Tasour field production operations were initiated on November 3, 2000, marking the culmination of four years of exploration and development effort.
The Tasour #1 well is producing clean oil to the production tanks at approximately 4,000 Bopd.
The Tasour #1 rate will be increased and the Tasour #3 and #4 wells will be brought into production over the next two weeks to raise the field production rate to 10,000 Bopd.
The export pipeline will begin filling today and is expected to reach the Nexen Inc. central production facility in two to three days.