The blocks awarded are:

Block 69, covering 1,324 square kilometres in the Shabwah basin, and block 71, covering 1,821 square kilometres in the Masilah basin, went to China’s Sinopec;

Block 72, covering 1,821 square kilometres in the Masilah basin, was won by Norway’s DNO;

Block 73, covering 1,900 kilometres in the Masilah basin, went to the UK’s Dove Energy.

The awards were announced on 20 June and culminated what oil executives said was a very transparent process (MEED 9:4:04).