Circle Oil contracts Oman seismic survey

Circle Oil Plc. has contracted 2D seismic over block 52, offshore Oman, by TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. (UK) Ltd. The survey will include 6,000 km of seismic data plus shipborne gravity data.

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LONDON -- Circle Oil Plc. has contracted 2D seismic over block 52, offshore Oman, by TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. (UK) Ltd. The survey will include 6,000 km of seismic data plus shipborne gravity data.

TGS will use the vesselAkademik Lazarev starting in mid-October, according to plans. The target is to identify prospective areas within an undrilled salt basin.

Block 52 is off the southwest coast of Oman and covers more than 90,000 sq km.

9/5/06

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