The tender, which was issued by Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Corp., was the largest in its history and marked the first time Exxon participated in an exploration project in Egypt, according to the report. Shell won the most number of concessions, three for oil and two for gas.
Seven oil exploration concessions in which 39 wells will be drilled were awarded to Neptune Energy, Merlon, Shell, Eni and state-controlled Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. Five gas exploration concessions, in which 20 wells will be drilled, were awarded to Shell, Exxon, Petronas, BP, DEA and Eni, Reuters said.
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