No 14



Omans Offshore Blocks 18A and 18B Merged

Two Omani northern offshore exploration blocks on offer to international oil companies (IOCs), 18A and 18B, have been merged to form a new 21,440 sq km Block 18. The boundaries of the third block on offer, 41, remain unchanged. The original three blocks were presented in the 2003 licensing round, but were not awarded (MEES, 23 June 2003). Now, new seismic data will be available to IOCs in two packages. The Omani Ministry...