Elf/Aquitaine Awarded New Exploration Permit in Qatar
The French state-owned Elf/Aquitaine has been awarded a new 25-yearexploration permit in Qatar, covering Block No.1, an offshore/onshore area ofsome 8,300 sq. kms. (see map overleaf). The new agreement was signed in Doha on14 June by Qatar's Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Petroleum,Shaikh Muhammad ibn Khalifah Al Thani, and Mr. Loik Le Floch-Prigent, Chairmanand Chief Executive Officer of the...