No 25



September Deadline For 2003 Oman Licensing Round

International oil companies have until 15 September to bid for the three Omani northern offshore blocks on offer: 18A, 18B and 41. The round opened in January and was originally scheduled to close in July but was subsequently extended to 15 September. In May 2002, US/Norwegian Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) was awarded a contract to survey the three blocks (MEES, 3 June 2002) covering areas of 7,920 sq km, 13,520 sq...