To comply with the provisions of the CNPE Ordinance nº 08/03, areas offered in the bidding rounds held by ANP are previously analyzed as for the environmental sensitivity by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and by the state competent environmental organizations. The objective of this joint work is eventually exclude areas by environmental restrictions in overlay function with conservation units or other sensitive areas where it is not possible or recommended the occurrence of exploration and production (E&P)activities of oil and natural gas.
It highlighted that after restructuring of Ibama, the technical group responsible for prior analysis of the areas to be bid on includes in its present composition representatives of the Environment Ministry (MMA), Ibama and Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio), and it is called GTPEG - Interinstitutional Working Group of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas (Ordinance MMA nº119/08 and nº218/12).
As a result of this joint work, opinions are drawn up by the environmental bodies containing some guidelines, which allow the future Agreementor to include environmental variables in its technical and economic feasibility studies of oil and natural gas E&P projects.
The opinions of environmental agencies have been elaborated over time, according to the bid proposals of blocks by ANP. This way, the events listed in this page, in some cases, mention the previous rounds, however, remaining valid. It is highlighted that, for all the blocks offered for the Eleventh Bidding Round there was the proper positive manifestation of competent environmental bodies, highlighting, when applicable, the possible constraints, resulting from local specificities.