Twenty companies showed an interest in participating in the 5th round of bidding, including Petrobras, ExxonMobil and Total. The information was disclosed by the ANP on Friday (13/7), during a public hearing for the next auction, in Rio de Janeiro.
The bidding notice will be similar to that of the 4th round, providing for a well in each area and exploratory period of seven years.
The document will be published on 9/8, and the closing of the registrations will be on 24/8. Scheduled for September 28, the auction will offer the areas of Saturno, Titã, Pau-Brasil and Sudoeste de Tartaruga Verde.
According to the ANP, Petrobras requested preemptive rights only for the area of Tartaruga Verde.
The National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) expects that the four areas that will be offered in the next round of the pre-salt in September will be negotiated and highly competitive.
Together, all areas have a fixed subscription bonus of 6.82 billion reais.