On December 9, 2006 the Ministry of Oil and Minerals announced the winners of the Third Exploration Licensing Round. OMV as operator was awarded Block 29 in the Jeza-Qamar Basin together with joint venture partner Pakistan Petroleum Limited. Both partners have a 50 percent share in this project. The block is located in the Eastern part of Yemen and covers an area of 9,237 square km. Exclusive negotiations for a Production Sharing Agreement will commence shortly.
OMV has been active in Yemen since the early 1990s. The company has an office in Sana'a, Yemen, with 42 employees, including 19 expatriates.