ChevronTexaco Begins Drilling Program in Bahrain

ChevronTexaco is utilizing the jackup Noble Charles Copeland to begin drilling on the Fasht Tighalib concession offshore Bahrain. Drilling of the Tighaylib #1 well on Block 5 is expected to be complete by the end of November. The well spudded on September 10th and is located in approximately 56 feet of water between the countries of Bahrain and Qatar.