Digging oil begins under Jordan desert sand in southeast

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AMMAN — Jordan began digging for oil in Al-Sarhan well in the southeastern part of the Kingdom, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said, according to Ad-Dustour News.اضافة اعلان

Kharabsheh said in a statement that the location of the well was determined after a thorough study of the area based on a three-dimensional seismic survey.

The information, which was analyzed to identify the glacier areas to which the region was exposed millions of years ago, was prepared by the energy ministry and the National Petroleum Company in collaboration with global oil and gas consultancy companies.

The project will see well drilling at depths of 1400–1750 meters, Kharabsheh said.

The first phase of the project is being implemented by national cadres from the ministry and the national petroleum company, he said.

The project is part of the ministry’s efforts to explore natural resources, including oil and gas in order to carry through the ministry’s vision of achieving energy security and reliance on local natural sources, in a hope that these will support the state treasury, according to the minister.

He emphasized the importance of the project in providing not only job opportunities for the local community, but also providing drinking water for the area.

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