VENEZUELA GETS SECOND ROUND BIDS ON MARGINAL FIELDS
Petroleos de Venezuela SA has disclosed bidders in the Venezuelan state oil company's second round of contracts to produce oil and gas from marginal fields. Pdvsa operating units Corpoven SA, Lagoven SA, and Maraven SA in July received bids from 44 companies and groups in the round (OGJ, Aug. 16, Newsletter). Bidders are vying for service contracts covering 74 marginal oil fields grouped in 13 blocks across Venezuela. Companies bid on 11 of the 13 blocks.