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France's Elf Signs Exploration Deal In West Central Oman

France's Elf Aquitaine signed on 10 December an upstream oil concession agreement covering some 2,144 sq. kms. in west central Oman near the Saudi Arabian border. The concession, known as Block No. 33, is located directly north of Elf's Sahmah field (for a concession map of Oman see MEES, 21 August). Block 33 was not among the 13 exploration blocks included in Oman's latest licensing round,...