Norwegian energy giant Equinor has added seven offshore exploration blocks to its portfolio after presenting winning bids in the first Offshore licensing round in Argentina.
Equinor submitted the winning bids for five blocks as operator.
It firm also participated in winning bids for one block to be operated by YPF and one block to be operated by Total.
“We are very pleased to succeed in this competitive licensing round and to have added significant prospective acreage to our exploration portfolio. These awards fit with our exploration strategy, providing us with access at scale in basins with high impact potential,” says Tim Dodson, Equinor’s executive vice president for exploration.
“We are looking forward to mature these new opportunities and work together with our partners YPF, Argentina’s leading energy company, and Total, who has long experience from offshore activities in these waters,” says Dodson.
A total of 38 blocks were on offer in the licensing round, the first open bid round for Argentinean offshore acreage in more than 20 years.