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Oil Ministry to Review New Exploration Bids for Block No. 6

MEES learns that the Yemeni Ministry of Oil and Minerals has invited bidsfrom international oil companies for the exploration and development of BlockNo. 6 (the Iryan block), a 3,224-sq. km. tract which lies in the Shabwa basin incentral Yemen. The bidding for the block was opened between 17 September and 6October, and it is understood that several offers have been received, includingbids from BHP of...