Oman-focused Tethys Oil has launched a new seismic campaign at its Block 49 (100% Tethys) in the country’s underexplored southwest this week. Both 3D and 2D seismic will be acquired in the northeast of the licenses, the firm says, in order to “define possible oil traps and enhance the understanding of the deeper parts of the block.” Tethys currently nets around 12,000 b/d from its 30% stake in CCED’s Blocks 3 & 4 in eastern Oman.

Block 49 saw nine prior wells,...