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Russia's Lukoil is set to drill deep for unconventional gas in Saudi Arabia's challenging "Empty Quarter" desert region early next year after a decade-long hunt for conventional deposits that has proved futile.The world's top oil exporting nation invited international oil companies such as Lukoil, Royal Dutch Shell and Sinopec to find and pump gas in its southeast Empty Quarter, known as Rub al-Khali, more than 10 years ago.It plans, with Saudi Aramco, to drill two very deep evaluation wells at depths of up to 19,000 feet in the Mushaib tight gas field in the Empty Quarter, two industry sources said.A Lukoil Overseas official said the joint venture would drill the first well in the first quarter of 2015 and the second during the last six months. Oil field service companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Weatherford and Halliburton have all set up operations and bases in Saudi Arabia to help Aramco develop technology for unconventional gas.
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