State-led Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Shell subsidiary Shell Development Oman (SDO) signed a contract for seismic acquisition on Oman’s Block 11 on 10 July.

Block 11 (Shell 67.5%op, TotalEnergies 22.5%, state firm OQ 10%) is a 2900km2 ‘mixed status’ block carved out of PDO’s giant Block 6 for which an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) was signed last September (MEES, 16 September 2022). Shell in turn has 34% and Total 4% of state-dominated (60%) PDO. (CONTINUED - 162 WORDS)