Offshore Activity

Ten companies are qualified for the 2nd Round of the Pre-salt and fourteen for the 3rd.

Updated: Tuesday, 03 October 2017, 09:52

The Special Bidding Commission (CEL) concluded the analysis of requests from companies that expressed interest and requested qualification in the 2nd and 3rd Pre-Salt Rounds, which will be held on October 27.

Ten companies are qualified for the 2nd Round of the Pre-salt and fourteen for the 3rd. There was a waiver for the 2nd Round of the Pre-salt and one for the 3rd.

Of those approved, 11 are of foreign origin and only one, Petronas, does not yet have a contract for exploration and production of oil and natural gas in Brazil.

Companies qualified for the 2nd Round of the Pre-salt:

1 -ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – United States

2 – Petrogal Brasil S.A. – Enabled (Non-Operative) – Portugal

3 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.- Enabled (Operator A) – Brazil

4 – Petronas Carigali SDN BHD – Qualified (Operator A) – Malaysia

5 – Repsol Sinopec Brazil S.A. – Qualified (Operator A) – Spain

6 – Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – United Kingdom

7 – Statoil Brasil Oil and Gas Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – Norway

8 – Total E & P do Brasil Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – France

9 – Chevron Brazil Ventures- Enabled (Operator A) – United States

10 – Power OP – Enabled (Operator A) – Brazil

Companies qualified for the 3rd Round of the Pre-salt:

1- BP Energy do Brasil Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – United Kingdom

2 – CNODC Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda.- Enabled (Non-Operative) – China

3 – ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – United States

4 – Petrogal Brasil S.A. – Enabled (Non-Operative) – Portugal

5 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.- Enabled (Operator A) – Brazil

6 – QPI Brasil Petróleo Ltda.- Enabled (Non-Operating) – Qatar

7 – Petronas Carigali SDN BHD – Qualified (Operator A) – Malaysia

8 – Repsol Exploración S.A.- Enabled (Operator A) – Spain

9 – Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda.- Enabled (Operator A) – United Kingdom

10 – Statoil Brasil Óleo e Gás Ltda. – Enabled (Operator A) – Norway

11 – Total E & P do Brasil Ltda. – Enabled (Operator A) – France

12 – Chevron Brazil Ventures- Enabled (Operator A) – United States

13 – CNOOC Petroleum Brazil – Qualified (Operator A) – China

14 – Ecopetrol S.A. – Enabled (Non-operating) – Colombia

Qualified companies have complied with all the requirements set forth in the notice and are eligible to participate in the round. The qualification is mandatory and individual for each interested party, even for those who wish to submit an offer through a consortium.

Once the requirements set forth in the bidding document have been approved and approved by the Special Bidding Commission, the company may submit bids only for the blocks located in the sectors for which it has paid the participation fee and provided a bid guarantee.

The 2nd Round of the Pre-salt will offer four areas with unitizable deposits, that is, adjacent to fields or prospects whose reservoirs extend beyond the granted area. The areas are related to the discoveries denominated by Cat of Mato and Carcará, and to the fields of Tartaruga Verde and Sapinhoá.

The 3rd Round will offer four areas located in the Campos and Santos basins, in the region of the pre-salt polygon, related to the prospects of Pau Brasil, Peroba, Alto de Cabo Frio-Oeste and Alto de Cabo Frio-Central.

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