Oman’s latest licensing round has attracted bids from several companies with no prior experience in the country’s upstream sector.
The round, which closed on 31 December, saw bids submitted for blocks 43B, 47, 51 and 65. Interfax Natural Gas Daily understands at least one bid was made for each block.
“The level of interest [in] all blocks was good. There were some newcomers,” Suleiman al-Ghuniami, director of petroleum concessions at Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.
The newcomers are mostly small and medium-size...