Jordan invites interest from oil and gas explorers

A licensing round for exploration in Jordan may help break the country's reliance on imports to meet its energy needs A licensing round for exploration in Jordan may help break the country's reliance on imports to meet its energy needs.
By Verity Ratcliffe 13 November 2017 0 28345
Jordan’s geology is underexplored compared with its neighbours. (UN) Jordan’s geology is underexplored compared with its neighbours. (UN)

Jordan has invited oil and gas companies to express their interest in exploring six areas spanning most of the country. The move may be an attempt by the government to break its reliance on other countries to meet its energy needs.

The blocks, which were put on offer by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) on 26 October, are Sirhan, Azraq, West Safawi, Northern Highlands, Jafr and Dead Sea. 

Jordan’s geology is underexplored compared with its neighbours. However, 2D seismic surveys, some 3D seismic data...

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