Oil & Gas

Brazil sees $870 million in exploration spending from auction


Oil companies are expected to invest about 2.8 billion reais ($870 million) to complete minimum exploration work at concessions Brazil plans to auction in October, according to the country’s oil regulator. Signing bonuses for the offshore and onshore blocks should reach 979 million reais, Marcelo Castilho, the bidding superintendent at Brazil’s oil regulator, known as ANP, said Thursday at a seminar in Rio de Janeiro.