Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC) has invited offers from local and foreign companies for oil and gas exploration rights on three blocks. Block I, the 5,600 sq kin East Bahariya concession, lies in the Western Desert. Block II, the 12,500 sq km Marakia concession, includes Mediterranean Sea and adjoining onshore acreage. Block III, the 12,000 sq km El Quseir concession, lies in the Red Sea. Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) reported bidders may file for one or more blocks, singly or in association with other companies. Closing date for bids is Dec. 29. MEES quoted EGPC Deputy Chairman Wafiq Mishrif as saving a num...

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