Jordan to explore for oil in two areas in February, minister says

Oil exploration to begin in Al-Jafr and Al-Sarhan

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DUBAI - Jordan will begin oil exploration in two areas, Al-Jafr and Al-Sarhan, in February, the country's energy minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said on Tuesday, as reported by Jordan state television.

A detailed study is currently underway to consider drilling three medium-depth wells at the Al-Jafr site, the minister added, which will be conducted in cooperation with Jordan's National Petroleum Company.

(Reporting by Lina Najem; writing by Lina Najem; editing by Louise Heavens and Jason Neely) ((;))

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