Oman invites bids for oil and gas exploration blocks

first_imgThe government of the Sultanate of Oman has invited interested companies to bid for five oil and gas exploration blocks. Of the blocks offered as part of the Oman Bid Round 2014 two are located offshore the coast of Oman, while three are onshore.In a statement of the website of  The Ministry of Oil & Gas, oil and gas companies experienced in upstream projects have been invited to take part in the upcoming bid rounds for the offshore Blocks 18, 59 and onshore blocks 43A, 54, 58 in the Sultanate of Oman.Friday, October 31, 2014 has been set as the deadline for the submission of bids.According to data found on the Ministry of Oil & Gas website, 33 exploration wells were drilled in the Sultanate in 2013.The total reserves of oil and condensate in the Sultanate were estimated to be 5151 million barrels at the end of 2013, an increase of 3.5% over 2012, when the reserves were estimated at around 4974.3 million barrels. [mappress]Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 05, 2014last_img read more

Teen group gets $95,000 from Hart

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – After asking for funding for nearly five months, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project has received $95,000 from the William S. Hart Union High School District. With very little discussion, Hart board members granted the teen counseling group $95,000 – $5,000 more than its original request. The youth project will be required to provide proof of services before receiving payment. District officials will pull funds from a share of the district’s estimated $400,000 discretionary block grant fund. The grant is a one-time funding source that can be spent by the district with few restrictions. “There are certainly other needs, we just haven’t prioritized them yet,” said Hart’s spokeswoman Pat Willett. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The youth project had asked for $90,000 from a counseling grant received by the Hart district but later discovered it was ineligible because of certification requirements. “We are going to be all right,” said Kim Goldman, executive director of the youth project, relieved since only two weeks earlier it looked like the project would close its doors indefinitely. The youth project received a $26,000 donation last week that would have helped keep it afloat through 2006. [email protected] (661) 257-5254last_img read more