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16 May 2022

Upstream licensing in brief

Report summary

Welcome to the Upstream licensing in brief where we bring you rapid, responsive opinion and analysis on the key events in upstream licensing. The report provides rolling coverage of events, combined with data, analysis and opinion from our Exploration and Fiscal experts. We cover licence awards, round announcements and key changes to policy affecting licensing. You can bookmark this report for regular updates.

Table of contents

  • DOI pulls the plug on scheduled offshore lease sales
  • Newfoundland & Labrador 2022 call for bids: last call, or just another bite at the cherry?
  • Greece promotes renewed exploration to reduce Russian gas dependence
  • Kazakhstan offers record 40 onshore blocks in July auction
  • Brazil's Third Cycle Permanent Offer Round exceeds expectations
  • Kazakhstan gauges interest in onshore blocks for future auctions
  • Ten bids for six blocks in India's latest licensing round
  • Malaysia MBR 2021: Incumbents partner up for five out of six blocks
  • Indonesia awards: PETRONAS and BP expand positions
  • Italy approves new policy framework for future licensing and exploration
  • Gambia launches licensing round for Block A1
  • US Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257: awards under threat
  • Malaysia launches 2022 bid round
  • Malaysia lays out buffet of exploration and DRO opportunities
  • Norway's APA 2021 licensing round: Sustained appetite but pool of explorers shrinking
  • Eni dominates Egypt's bid rounds

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • GoM production by project status
  • East Newfoundland blocks on offer
  • South Eastern Newfoundland bids on offer
  • Greece - priority areas for exploration
  • Kazakhstan - onshore blocks on offer in July auction
  • Southern Santos basin blocks: Third Permanent Offer Cycle results and Concession Round 17
  • Kazakhstan - onshore blocks on ‘long list’ for future auctions
  • Block awards across OALP rounds by operator
  • Sarawak and Sabah awarded blocks
  • Indonesia 2nd Bid Round 2021: offered blocks
  • Indonesia 2nd Bid Round 2021: offered blocks
  • Italy onshore and offshore licences
  • Map of Gambia's A1 block
  • Western Gulf of Mexico bid results
  • Central Gulf of Mexico bid results
  • APA 2021: awarded licences
  • EGPC and EGAS blocks offered and awarded

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