Petronas today launched the Malaysia Bid Round 2023 (MBR 2023), offering 10 exploration blocks and two clusters of Discovered Resource Opportunities (DRO). The company also signed deals from last year’s round representing the highest number of PSCs awarded in Malaysia within a single year since 2010.
Nigeria has announce a mini bid round focused on the deepwater, saying this would be the first of a number of such offerings.
Eni, Equinor and TotalEnergies have submitted bids for two blocks in the Lower Congo Basin, ignoring more frontier areas in the Kwanza Basin.
The Gambia has launched a request for proposal (RFP) to find a new partner on Block A1, which BP exited in August 2020.
Mozambique’s sixth bid round is under way and potential bidders have until the end of February to pre-qualify.
Malaysia’s Petronas is seeking investors for 14 exploration blocks, six clusters of discovered resource opportunities and one cluster of late life assets in its Malaysia Bid Round 2022 (MBR 2022). Significantly, Petronas is making vast amounts of data available to potential investors.
Angola has received bids for all nine of its onshore blocks up for grabs in its 2020 licensing round, in the Lower Congo and Kwanza basins.
Petronas MPM reckons there is at least 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) waiting to be discovered in Malaysia’s deep waters.
Malaysia will offer 13 offshore exploration blocks, including discovered fields and deep-water opportunities, as part of its Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021 due to launch on 26 February.
The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) has pre-qualified seven Liberian companies for its offshore licence round.
Nigeria has officially launched a marginal field bid round, with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) saying 57 fields are available.