Bahrain releases four offshore blocks

Bahrain says it will release four offshore exploration blocks covering the entire 7,400 sq km (2,857 sq mi) area of the island.

Offshore staff

Manama, Bahrain-- Bahrain says it will release four offshore exploration blocks covering the entire 7,400 sq km (2,857 sq mi) area of the island.

Minister of Oil & Gas Affairs and Chairman of the National Oil & Gas Authority Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza says the four blocks attracted interest from 18 unnamed companies.

Bidding for the offshore round closes Sept. 17 with awards scheduled for Oct. 31.

3/13/07

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