The ANP realized the 15th Bidding Round on March, 29th, 2018, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
There were offered 68 blocks on the sedimentary offshore basins of Ceará, Potiguar, Sergipe-Alagoas, Campos and Santos, and on the onshore sedimentary basins of Paranaíba and Paraná, making a total of 94,6km² of offered areas.
The 15th Bidding Round - Offshore brought up 47 blocks, distributed for 7 sendimentary basins with high potential and new exploratory frontiers, representing oportunities for large and medium size companies. 22 blocks were awarded from these 47 offered, with an average agio of signature bonusof 621,91%. The 15th Bidding Round -Onshore brought up 21 blocks, which did not have offers for.
The amount collected as bonus signature is over R$18 billion, a new record for the concession bidding rounds so far.
The results of the 15th Bidding Round are available here.
"In accordance to the Union Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União )- TCU - in the Acórdão nº 672/2018 - TCU - Plenário, dated of March, 28th, 2018, the ANP took away from the 15th Bidding Round - Offshore the blocks S-M-534 and S-M-645, located on sector SS-AUP1 in Santos basin. For this reason, 6 blocks were offered in this sector, making a total of 47 offered blocks in this 15th Bidding Round- Offshore".
See the result of the Public Session of Offer Presentation below.
Will be offered 8 blocks in Santos Basin for the 15th Bidding Round, in a total of 5.279,99 Km².
Will be offered13 blocks in Potiguar Basin for the 15th Bidding Round, in a total of 9.604,20 Km².
Will be offered 9 blocks in Campos Basin for the 15th Bidding Round, in a total of 6.160,92 Km².
Will be offered 12 blocks in Ceará Basin for the 15th Bidding Round, in a total of 8.389,97 Km².
Will be offered 7 blocks in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin for the 15th Bidding Round.