Shell wins most blocks in Egypt oil and gas tender; Exxon makes debut

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), Eni (NYSE:E), BP and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) are among the winners of Egypt's international tender for oil and gas exploration, with 12 concessions awarded in total.

The tender marks XOM's entry into gas exploration in Egypt, while Shell is awarded the most concessions - three for oil and two for gas.

Egypt expects investments of at least $750M-$800M in the first stage of exploration in the 12 concessions, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla says.

Earlier: Egypt seeks more oil and gas investors, positioning it as regional hub (Feb. 11)

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