ANP receives local content adjustment requests


ExxonMobil, Sonangol and Maha Energy requested ANP to change the local content of their contracts in the Ceará, Potiguar and Recôncavo basins, involving a total of 11 blocks (nine onshore and two offshore). The new requests were sent at the end of last week and are being evaluated by the Local Content Superintendent of the agency along with 35 other requests already under analysis.

The new requests involve two ExxonMobil contracts, CE-M-603 and POT-M-475, both acquired in the 11th round, six contracts of Maha Energy, REC-T-129, REC-T-155, REC-T The POT-T-748, POT-T-749 and POT-T-118, from the 9th and 11th rounds, and three from Sonangol, REC-T-224, REC-T-117 and REC- 794, all from the 7th round.

In all, 35 ANP requests for adjustment to onshore contracts and 11 for offshore projects are being analyzed. The current list of requests includes 41 blocks and five fields, among which is Mero, whose request was brought forward by Brasil Energia Petróleo.

To date, 11 operators have already shown interest in migrating the national content model to projects located in eight basins. The list includes names like Equinor, Karoon, Alvopetro and Great Energy.

The first requests for adherence to the new rule were approved by the agency in April, regulating the waiver and adjustments of national content of the areas auctioned from the 7th to the 13th concession rounds, 1st and 2nd sharing and onerous assignment, were presented in May. Karoon and Parnaíba Gás Natural were the first oil companies to apply.

The ANP has already approved 11 additions to the PGN and analyzes two others. Currently, the list of contracts that may be benefited by the resolution includes 242 exploration areas (discounted PGN blocks already authorized) in the Recôncavo, Parnaíba, Potiguar, Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Barreirinhas, São Francisco, Tucano Sul, Santos, Solimões, Sergipe, Foz do Amazonas, Paraná, Pernambuco-Paraiba, Ceará, Pará-Maranhão, Campos and Acre, as well as production development projects such as the ten fields of onerous assignment.

The contracts also involve assets operated by BP, Charriot, Chevron, Ecopetrol, Galp, Geopark, Imetame, Niko, Nova Petróleo, Petrobras, PetroRio, Phoenix, Premier, Queiroz Galvão Oil & Gas, Rosneft, Shell, Tek and Total.

Source: Brazil Energy

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