No. 23



Qatar And Bahrain Prepare To Award Blocks In Formerly Disputed Offshore Areas

Bahrain and Qatar are taking steps to select international oil companies (IOCs) to explore for oil and gas in offshore areas on each side of their common border that was delineated in the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague last March (MEES, 26 March).

Qatar, MEES learns, will be opening its offshore Block 4 to bids in 2H 2001. This is the area to...