Algeria sets onshore licensing, Mediterranean seismic

Click here to enlarge imageAlgeria's Sonatrach has opened its first competitive exploration and production licensing round and commissioned a marine seismic survey along the country's entire Mediterranean coast.The licensing round, to close Feb. 14, 2001, covers 6 blocks. Blocks 406b and 237a are in the Berkine basin; Block 245 (south) is in the Illizi basin; Block 332 is in the Ahnet basin; Block 348 is in the Timimoun basin; and Block 126 is in the Constantine basin in northeastern Algeria.Onshore licensingOil Minister Chekib Khalil told reporters in Vienna that the North African country opened a data room where potential bidders can get information about the concessions and t...

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