A pre-launch roadshow was held in London last week, attended by the Petroleum Minisister Murli Deora. Today it has been announced that the government will offer 34 blocks, with a final submission date of 18th March 2011. Unlike during the NELP-VIII bid round no CBM areas will be offered at the same time.
Of the 34 blocks on offer, 8 are in deep water (57,000 sq. KM), 7 are in shallow water (15,000 sq. KM) and 19 are onshore (16,000 sq. KM). A map detailing the locations can be found at the official NELP-IX website here. You can also download a shapefile of the block locations below.
The London dataroom will open on 1st November 2010 and the Noida dataroom opens in ten days time on 25th October. Datarooms in Houston, Calgary and Perth have been announced but no dates given as yet.
In the previous 8 NELP rounds there have been 235 blocks awarded with discoveries totalling over 640 million tons of OIP and BOE.
Lynx are data room specialists with the capacity to quickly work-up and turnaround bid round data and efficiently build exploration potential assessment GIS projects. We also have an ArcGIS Exploration Adviser covering India which is produced in association with geologist Ken Rutherford.
Further NELP-IX updates will be added as they are announced.
Download the block boundaries for open blocks as an ESRI shapefile – please enter your details before clicking on the link.
SORRY! This Link has expired. Please see the Lynx Regional Adviser or the Lynx Blocks & Concessions map for details about the location of this bid round