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Egypt GANOPE Licensing Round 2016

The Ganoub el Wadi Holding Company for Petroleum (GANOPE) in Egypt has announced a new international licensing round for oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the southern Western Desert and in the Gulf of Suez. The Licensing Round will … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea 2016 Licensing Round launched

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy has launched EG Ronda 2016. This licensing round will make available all acreages which are not currently operated or under negotiation, and includes a total of 32 offshore blocks and 5 onshore … Continue reading

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Egypt 2016 International Bid Round launched

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corp has launched the new  International 2016 Bid Round for oil and gas exploration and production, including 11 exploration blocks in the Gulf of  Suez and Western Desert. Licenses will be issued under the Production Sharing … Continue reading

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Mexican ‘Ronda 1’ UPDATE

Mexico continues at full throttle and launches the 4th stage of its Round One, known officially as ‘CNH-R01-L04/2015’. This time the available blocks (10) are located in deep waters, 6 blocks are in the ‘Cuenca Salina’ (Salt Basin) in the southern Mexican … Continue reading

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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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Congo-Brazzaville Licensing Round 2016

The Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) has launched a 2016 Licensing Round, for blocks in the Coastal and Cuvette Basins. The Licensing Round was officially launched on 28th October at the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town. Click on the … Continue reading

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Gabon offers five deepwater blocks in 11th licensing round

Gabon launched its 11th Licensing Round at the Africa Oil Week Conference in Cape Town this week. The 11th Licensing Round offers five deep-water blocks in the South Gabon Salt Basin. Recent discoveries and a stable political environment make Gabon … Continue reading

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Iran Petroleum Contract and New E&P Opportunities in Iran

Following the news of a positive conclusion to negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, international oil companies are once again expected to turn their attention towards E&P opportunites in Iran just as soon as sanctions … Continue reading

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Mexico Licensing Round

Mexico has begun the process of launching its first international bidding round – see http://www.cnh.gob.mx. This marks a historic opening of the petroleum exploration and production industry in Mexico to private investment since the country’s oil sector was nationalized in … Continue reading

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Croatia Onshore and Offshore Licensing Rounds 2014

The Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency has launched its first onshore and offshore licensing rounds. The 1st Onshore License Round comprises 6 exploration blocks of approximately 15000 sq km in the Slavonia region covering the counties of Virovitica-Podravina, Požega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja and … Continue reading

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UK 28th Seaward Licensing Round

The 28th Seaward Licensing Round was launched by the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 24th January 2014. Details of the regulatory issues, and offshore acreage available can be found here. These PDF maps from DECC … 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 – EGAS & EGPC Announce Bid Round starting December 30th, 2013

Just before the end of the year, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation announced a new bid round with 20 blocks open for bidding. EGAS released 2 onshore and 5 offshore blocks in the … 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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Madagascar Bid Round Rumour

With a bid round rumoured to be held in Madagascar in 2013, Lynx have begun work on upgrading their ever-popular Madagascar GIS Adviser. The upgrade will add in new interpretations based on seismic and well data; and will also update … Continue reading

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