The first agreement, with Centurion International Energy, covers about 22,894 square km (8,840 square miles) in the Kom Ombo area in the southern Nile valley, with a commitment to spend at least $15 million over eight years to drill five wells, the ministry said in a statement.
The second agreement, with Quadra Resources Corporation, covers about 30,028 square km (11,600 square miles) in the Nuqra area, it added. The company must invest $11 million over eight years to drill four wells.
After parliamentary approval, the concession agreements need presidential ratification and then formal signature.
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