Oman is re-offering five blocks in the hope that recent nearby discoveries will reignite interest in acreage that received only lukewarm interest first time around.

Oman has invited bids from local and international oil and gas companies for licenses to explore for hydrocarbons in five blocks on a production sharing basis, as it targets new discoveries in an effort to secure its mid- to long-term oil and gas production future. (CONTINUED - 1514 WORDS)