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Iran – lifting of sanctions brings new exploration opportunities

US and EU sanctions on Iran were lifted last weekend in accordance with the nuclear agreement announced in July 2015, paving the way for global energy companies to re-enter the country. While this will probably add to the downward pressure … Continue reading

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Algeria – ALNAFT Announces 4th Bid Round

On the 22nd of January 2014, the Agence Nationale pour la Valorisation des Ressources en Hydrocarbures (ALNAFT) announced a new bid round with 31 blocks open for bidding. All of the blocks are onshore totalling over 462000 square kilometers. The schedule … Continue reading

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Egypt – GANOPE 2012 Bid Round

The Egyptian Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (GANOPE) have announced a new bid round, with 20 blocks on offer totalling over 125,000 sq km. Of the blocks 11 are located in the Western Desert, 2 in the Eastern Desert, 2 in the … Continue reading

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Egypt – EGAS Bid Round Details

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum have announced a new EGAS bid round with 15 blocks on offer totalling over 55,000 sq km. Of the blocks 2 are located onshore and 13 are offshore. It is believed that within the next 8 years the Egyptian … Continue reading

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Ukraine opens deep water bid round

Ukraine has launched a new Petroleum Exploration Bid Round for two extensive deepwater tracts. The 16,700 sq km Skifska block and the 13,600 sq km Foroska block are located off the Crimean peninsula. According to official news sources, bids should be … Continue reading

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Egypt – EGPC 2011 Bid Round

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has recently launched a new 2011 Bid Round, with a closing date scheduled for January 30th, 2012.  The offered blocks are located in the Western Desert, Eastern Desert, Gulf of Suez and Sinai Peninsula.  … Continue reading

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Iraq – 4th Licensing Round

According to the press agencies, the 4th Licensing Round is now set for 25-26 January 2012 (as opposed to November 2011). Lynx has compiled shape-files of the blocks which can be downloaded below. Some 12 blocks are to be offered, … Continue reading

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Mexico Licensing Round

Mexico’s state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) launched a 1st international bid round on November 24th 2010, releasing three contract areas enclosing 6 mature fields. Data rooms for the Magallanes, Santuario and Carrizo blocks are already running. A shapefile of … Continue reading

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Indonesia to launch Second 2010 Licensing Round

Indonesia is due to launch its second bid round for 2010 on 10th December. Submissions are due on 9th Februrary 2011 for direct proposal blocks, and 25th April 2011 for the regular tender blocks. See the MIGAS website for more … Continue reading

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Egypt GPC International Bid Round 2010

EGYPT – The General Petroleum Company (GPC) has announced its International Bid Round for 2010, including 13 onshore and offshore blocks in the Gulf of Suez region. See the map and shapefile below for block locations. For more details see … Continue reading

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Egypt Ganope Bid Round 2010

EGYPT – the Ministry of Petroleum Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope) has just announced the International 2010 Bid Round 1, including 7 blocks in the Eastern Desert And South Of Western Desert – see the map below. Closing date … Continue reading

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India NELP-IX Bid Round Update

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 … Continue reading

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Algeria – ALNAFT Announce 3rd Bid Round

ALNAFT has announced the dates of its 3rd Round in Algeria – see http://www.mem-algeria.org/english/index.php?page=hydrocarbons. 10 oil and gas areas are included. Lynx will be offering existing non-exclusive data, together with services for processing the new data to be released by … Continue reading

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Gabon 10th Licensing Round

Gabon has announced the 10th licensing round to take place in 2010. The new Oil Minister, Mr. Julien Nkoghe Bekale, will formally announce the opening at a conference in Libreville on 27 October 2010. This will be followed by road … Continue reading

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Indonesia – 2nd Petroleum Bidding Round 2009

The Directorate General of Oil and Gas (MIGAS) launched the Second Indonesia Petroleum Bidding Round of 2009 on 30 November 2009 for foreign and national companies to explore / exploit for Oil and Gas. 24 blocks were offered; 12 offered … Continue reading

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