Middle East Economic Survey


No 33



Oman Tenders Five Upstream Blocks Including Relinquished PDO Acreage

Oman invited bids on 10 August for five upstream blocks covering an area of 23,545 sq km. Bids for blocks 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58 must be submitted by 1 January 2006. Most of the acreage is being offered publicly following relinquishment by Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) in 2005 of parts of Block 6, the oil and gas ministry said in a statement. The new blocks are...