(epbr) The ANP’s Special Bidding Committee approved the registration of Chevron, Ecopetrol, Murphy Exploration, Petrobras, Shell and TotalEnergies in the 17th bidding round, scheduled for October 17th.
— The 17th round foresees the offer of 92 exploratory blocks, all offshore, divided into 11 sectors of four Brazilian sedimentary basins – Campos, Pelotas, Potiguar and Santos –, totaling 54 thousand km2 of area.
— The three blocks in the SS-AUP5 sector, in Santos, are cut by the limit of 200 nautical miles, in the extension of the Brazilian Continental Shelf.
— The public notice and the concession contract model were published by the ANP at the end of last month. The schedule foresees September 22 as the deadline for submission of bid guarantees.
— The round will mark the return of the offer of offshore areas after the start of the pandemic, which led the government to postpone the schedule foreseen for 2020…
…As well as the second auction of the transfer of rights, which will again offer the surplus volumes of the Atapu and Sépia fields, on December 17th