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Exploration Blocks

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:02 | Last Updated: Friday, 05 October 2018 15:39 | Hits: 2085

The objects of the Open Acreage Concession Offer were selected in basins with different environments and exploration models: blocks located on New Frontier basins and blocks that are located on High Potential basins. The blocks are onshore and offshore located.

The different environments and exploration models are in order to expand the reserves and the Brazilian production of oil and natural gas, expand the knowledge on sedimentary basins, decentralize the exploration investment in the country, set domestic and foreigner companies in Brazil, as well as to provide opportunities to small and medium-size companies.

  • Offered Blocks

    There are available for interest manifest 158 blocks with exploratory risk, located in twenty (20) sectors of eight (8) brazilian sedimentary basins, in a total of 148,882,382km2. There are ninety (90) offered blocks on the onshore basins of Paraná, Paranaíba and Recôncavo, and sixty eight (68) on the offshore basins of Campos, Ceará, Potiguar, Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas. The selected blocks are feasible for companies of different dimensions.

    The technical and economical parameters for the blocks are disposed in the new version of the Open Acreage Concession Offer, released on 09/10/2018. The Tender Protocol is available in word and pdf files.

    These 158 blocks with exploratory risk are in accordance to the to CNPE Resolutions No.08/2018 e No.17/2017, qwhich disposes that the offered areas in the bidding rounds promoted by ANP may be previously assessed about their environmental viability by the States Enviromental Organs as well as by the Interinstitutional Working Group for Activities of Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas (GTPEG). For the Open Acreage Concession Offer, these blocks also must have been authorized to be offered by CNPE in past bids.

    For the Public Presentation of Offers session to happen, ANP must receive at least one bidder’ interest declaration, with the bid bond for each area of interest.

    Offered Blocks’ Shapefile: 

    See bellow the Map and the Shapefile of the 158 Offered Blocks on the Open Acreage Concession Offer process. 

    Offered Blocks Shapefile.shp

    offered Blocks' Map

  • Blocks under study

    There are 726 blocks under study; added to the 158 already available for the Open Acreage Concession Offer, a total of 884 blocks will be part of the first stage of the Open Acreage process.

    These 884 blocks with exploration risk are located in 14 sedimentary basins, making a total of 345,882,877 KM². 772 blocks are distributed over the onshore basins of Amazonas, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Parnaíba, Potiguar, Recôncavo, São Francisco, Sergipe-Alagoas and Tucano. And 162 blocks are located on offshore basins Campos, Ceará, Pará-Maranhão, Potiguar, Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas. All the 884 blocks details are into the draft of the Tender Protocol, which ANP has released on 04/27/2018.

    Before the release of the draft of the tender protocol, 838 areas sited on 12 sedimentary basins were about to be offered. However, the Collegiate Board deliberated in a meeting,dated of 04/11/2018, about the inclusion of the 46 blocks that were not auctioned at the 15th Bidding Round, occurred on March 29th, 2018.

    The 736 blocks under study for feasibility will be available for the Open Acreage as soon as the studies and assessments are concluded, with their respective environmental reports and after Public Hearing Audience.

    Blocks under study' Shapefile: 

    We stress out that this Shapefile contain all the blocks - those already in offer and those still under study - and may be altered. 

    Blocks under study.shp

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