July 31, 2019 / 7:19 AM / 3 months ago

Oman signs gas exploration agreement with Italy's Eni and BP Oman

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at a gas station in Rome, Italy September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman’s ministry of oil and gas has signed a gas exploration agreement with Italy’s Eni (ENI.MI) and BP Oman (BP.L) for concession block 77, the ministry said on its Twitter feed on Wednesday.

The agreement involves seismic studies and the drilling of exploration wells and it is hoped this could also lead to the discovery of new oil fields, it said.

Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Susan Fenton

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