Yemeni Oil Output Tops 400,000 [Archives:1997/51/Front Page]

December 22 1997

bpd TOTAL Starts Production
On Thursday, 18th December, President Ali Abdullah Saleh turned on the taps for oil production to start from Block 10, East Shabwah. The Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, Mr. Mohammed Al-Khadim Al-Wajeeh, Mr. Claude Brice, Total’s Senior Vice President for Africa and Mediterranean, and other officials, attended. The Hareer field, which is connected to Canadian Occidental’s pipeline by a newly built 20 kilometer pipeline, starts with an output of 20,000 bpd. With the Hareer oil, the total oil production of Yemen will now top the 400,000 bpd mark. The larger producers are Canadian-Oxy, Yemen Hunt Oil Co., and Jannah Hunt Oil Company.