Middle East Economic Survey


No 52



Syrian Licensing Round Attracts 13 Companies

The Syrian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced that 13 companies have submitted bids for eight onshore blocks in a licensing round that closed on 8 December. The eight blocks III, IV, V, VII, XII, XIV, XVI and XVIII cover an area of 74,000 sq km in north and southeast Syria, and the bid round was launched on 31 March and its deadline, set for 15 September, was...