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Romania's OMV Petrom to invest 70 mln euro in new offshore drilling campaign

Romania's top oil and gas group, OMV Petrom [BSE:SNP], said on Monday it plans to invest 70 million euro ($83.5 million) into a new drilling campaign in the shallow waters of Istria block in the Black Sea. The campaign includes the drilling of two wells by the end of this year and a further two by mid-2018, OMV Petrom said in a press release. The wells are planned to be drilled to depths of up to 2,000 meters below sea level.

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The Guardian view of offshore wind: cheaper and greener

The precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should be a tipping point for green technology. In 2014 the current generated by a forest of giant whirling fans out at sea was priced at around £150 per megawatt hour. In the latest auction this week the comparable cost dropped as low as £57.50/MWh. 

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Oman invites bids for 4 oil and gas blocks

The Ministry of Oil & Gas has unveiled a total of four onshore hydrocarbon blocks for investment as part of the Oman Licensing Round 2017, registration and bidding for which formally commences on September 20, 2017. Up for grabs are Block 43B, Block 47, Block 51 and Block 65 — part of a portfolio of over 10 open blocks that will be tendered over the next few years, the ministry said in a backgrounder on the new Licensing Round.

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