Foreign majors Total and Shell this week signed an ‘interim upstream agreement’ with Oman’s oil ministry and state-led firms OOC and PDO that “details the funding and a work program for 2019” that will see the two firms explore gas prospects in the Greater Barik area west of the Saih Rawl gas field in PDO’s massive Block 6 (see map). The agreement follows an MoU signed last May between the parties to develop an integrated project that includes a Total-led...