The National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) has approved 32 companies for the Wednesday, September 27 bidding round. Among them, 18 are foreign and 8 still do not have a contract for exploration in Brazil. The winners will operate under a concession regime.
List of approved companies:
BP Energy do Brasil (United Kingdom)
DEA Deustche Erdoel AG (Germany) *
ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil Ltda (United States)
Geopark Brazil Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas Ltda (Bermuda)
Karoon Oil & Gas Ltd. (Australia)
Muncks & Reboques Brasil Ltda
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
Petronas Carigali SDN BHD (Malaysia) *
PTTEP Brasil Investments in Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas Ltda (Thailand)
Repsol Exploración (Spain)
Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda (United Kingdom)
Total E & P do Brasil (France)
Vipetro Petróleo S.A.
Wintershall do Brasil Serviços Ltda (Germany) *
CNOOC Petroleum Brazil Ltda (China)
Great Energy S.A.
Imetame Energia Ltda
Murphy Exploration & Production Company *(United States)
Petro-Victory Energia Ltda *
Phoenix Empreendimentos Ltda
Queiroz Galvão Exploration and Production
Alvopetro S.A. Extraction of Oil and Natural Gas
Bertek Products, Services and Mining *
Capricorn Brazil Petroleum and Gas Ltda (India) *
Gran Tierra Energy Brasil Ltda (Canada)
Parnaiba Gás Natural S.A.
Rosneft Brazil E & P Ltda (Russia)
TEK Oil and Gas Ltda (China)
GREENCONSULT CONSULTORIA EMPRESARIAL LTDA – EPP *
PETROGAL BRASIL S.A. (Portugal)
PETROIL OLEO E GAS LTDA
* Companies that do not yet have a contract for exploration and production of oil and natural gas in Brazil.
What is at stake in the 14th round
One of the main novelties of the 14th round of bids is the withdrawal of national content as a requirement. 287 blocks will be offered in 29 sectors of 9 sedimentary basins, totaling an area of 122,622.40 square kilometers.
Offshore, 110 blocks will be offered, distributed in the Campos, Espírito Santo, Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas basins. Onshore, 177 blocks will be offered in the Espírito Santo, Paraná, Parnaíba, Potiguar, Recôncavo and Sergipe-Alagoas basins.
According to the ANP, supply in high potential basins, new frontiers and mature basins allows opportunities for large, medium and small companies to participate in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the country.
Assuming all blocks are sold without premium, the bonus raised with the auction would be approximately R $ 1.69 billion.
Companies that meet the requirements of the announcement and have registration approved by the Special Bidding Commission may submit offers only for blocks located in the sectors for which they have paid participation fee and provided bid guarantee.