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  • 26 January 2017

    Lebanese government has re-launched its first offshore oil and gas licensing round after a three-year delay.  Lebanon launched its first offshore licensing round in 2013 but failed to see it through due to political turmoil. On Thursday, January 26 the country’s Minister of Energy and Water, Cesar Abi Khalil, announced that five offshore blocks will be open […]

  • 24 August 2016

    The Israeli Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources (MIEWR), the government agency responsible for overseeing all petroleum-related activities in Israel, plans to host roadshows in September 2016 for the promotion of the country’s first offshore energy licensing round. IHS Energy, a part of IHS Markit, said on Friday that it is acting as an advisor […]

  • 13 April 2017

    Lebanese government has extended a deadline to announce the results of the country’s second pre-qualification round related to its first offshore licensing round, which was re-launched earlier this year.  According to a Wednesday announcement by the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA), a regulatory body in charge of managing the petroleum sector in Lebanon, the deadline was pushed […]

  • 28 November 2018

    Israel has launched its second bid round to grant exploration licenses for natural gas and oil in Israel’s economic waters in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

  • 15 December 2016

    The Oman Ministry of Oil & Gas has put four blocks up for grabs in the 2016 licensing round. The Ministry said on Wednesday that the blocks offered as part of the Oman Bid Round 2016 are Block 30, Block 31, Block 49, and Block 52. Bid submission deadline for Block 30 has already closed […]

  • 31 October 2016

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has received 29 applications covering 113 blocks in the latest offshore licensing round for under-explored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The 29th offshore licensing round was launched on July 27, 2016, and closed for applications on October 26, 2016. OGA said on Monday that the 29th Frontier […]

  • 28 October 2015

    Gabon has launched its 11th Licensing Round offering five deepwater blocks in the South Gabon Salt Basin. The round was formally opened on October 27, 2015, by the Gabon’s Minister for Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Etienne Dieudonné Ngoubou at the 22nd Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Minister Ngoubu said: “The Oil Ministry has very […]

  • 10 September 2015

    Thirty-seven companies have so far qualified to take part in Brazil’s 13th licensing round to be held in October this year. Among the companies given the green light, there are 22 international oil firms and 15 Brazilian ones. According to the ANP, Brazil’s oil and gas regulator, the companies taking part come from seventeen different […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lebanon’s pre-qualification phase for the 1st License Round has attracted bids from 52 oil companies. The companies had until March 28, 2013 to send in their offers in closed envelopes. The applications came from 25 different countries all around the world. Oil majors such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Eni, Petrobras, Shell, Total, INPEX, ONGC and Repsol all […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    CGG has, under the agreement with Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), started to promote multi-client E&P data packages, in support of Cameroon’s 2018 onshore & offshore licensing round. SNH, the national oil and gas company of Cameroon, opened the licensing round for eight free blocks on offer, located in sedimentary basins offshore and onshore Cameroon. The licensing round opened […]

  • 10 April 2018

    As part of Abu Dhabi’s first ever block licensing strategy and on behalf of the Supreme Petroleum Council, ADNOC has launched the details of the initial round of six geographical oil and gas blocks open for bidding.

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced its plans to offer up to 136 new oil exploration blocks in Norway’s 25th licensing round.

  • 28 October 2013

    The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania  has  through Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced the launch of 4th Tanzania Offshore Licensing Round. The Bidding Round covers seven Deep Offshore Blocks and the Lake Tanganyika North Offshore Block. The Deep Offshore Blocks are located in water depths of 2,000 to 3,000 m. The Lake […]

  • 29 January 2020

    The National Oil Company of Senegal, Petrosen, has officially launched the country’s first ever offshore licensing round at the MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition in Dakar, Senegal.

  • 13 June 2017

    The Republic of Guinea has launched its first offshore licensing round. The licensing round was announced by Diakaria Koulibaly, CEO of Office National du Petrole (ONAP), at the NOC assembly, in Paris. The round will be open for six months from October 2017, with awards expected by October 2018. Companies will be able to submit bids […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The DEA is opening the 7th Licensing Round for interested oil and gas companies, who are invited to submit applications to the DEA for new North Sea oil and gas licences. The application period ends on 20 October 2014. The areas offered for licensing are located in the Central Graben, where the majority of Danish […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy yesterday announced the award of new licenses in the 22nd Licensing Round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Based on these awards, EMGS expects to realize uplift revenues of approximately USD 9 million from data-licensing agreements related to the company’s multi-client library in the Barents Sea. The uplift revenues are […]

  • 24 April 2014

    The Danish Energy Agency is opening the 7th Licensing Round for interested oil and gas companies, who are invited to submit applications to the DEA for new North Sea oil and gas licences. The application period ends on 20 October 2014. The areas offered for licensing are located in the Central Graben, where the majority […]

  • 29 May 2019

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Wednesday announced the APA 2019 licensing round, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the Barents Sea.

  • 19 June 2014

    Ireland’s Minister for Natural Resources Fergus O’Dowd yesterday announced the details of the 2015 Atlantic Margin Oil and Gas Exploration Licensing Round.

  • 2 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Mr. Ola Borten Moe, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, has invited oil companies to nominate blocks that ought to be included in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. The invitations have been sent to all licensees on the shelf and pre-qualified companies. By this invitation the 22nd licensing round commences. Numbered […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Project & Tenders

    In the 7th Licensing Round, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has received 25 applications from oil companies interested in searching for oil and gas in the North Sea. This is a record high number compared with previous licensing rounds. Several applicant companies have not previously held licences in Denmark. When the time limit for submitting […]