Equatorial Guinea opens deepwater round

Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Energy has opened a licensing round that includes all the country's offshore territory in more than 200 m of water. Operators have until May 10, 1999, to submit bids for the blocks, considered by Exploration Consultants Ltd., Henley-on-Thames, U.K., to be one of the world's prime deepwater exploration areas. Richard Bray, senior geologist at Exploration Consultants, said the area on offer includes the northern end of a geological trend that

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