Swedish oil firm suspends drilling at Sudanese exploration well

Published April 24th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Swedish-based Lundin Oil AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lundin Oil Sudan Limited has suspended drilling at its the Jarayan-1 exploration well in Sudan after encountering sub-commercial quantities of oil.  


As a result, the company’s drilling rig has been moved back to Thar Jath to drill the first appraisal well (Thar Jath-2), which is located 3.1 kilometers from the Thar Jath-1 discovery well, which flowed at a combined rate of 4260 barrels of oil per day.  


Lundin Sudan is the major shareholder in the project, with a 40.4 percent interest. The other partners are Petronas Cargali with 28.5 percent, OMV (Sudan) Exploration GmBh with 26.1 percent and Sudapet with 5 percent.  


Lundin Oil is a Swedish independent oil company with exploration and production activities in eight different countries worldwide. – (Albawaba-MEBG) 

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