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Gulf of Mexico: interest remains high at Central Lease Sale 227

Gulf of Mexico: interest remains high at Central Lease Sale 227

Report summary

Central Lease Sale 227 saw strong competition among established and emerging players. ExxonMobil and Shell continued their acreage expansion, leading in total bid value and total winning bids, respectively. Over 50 operators offered a total of US$1.6 billion in signature bonuses.

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  • Value of GoM acreage remains high after competitive sale March 2013.xls XLS - 77.50 KB


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  • Lease sale continues recent trend of strong interest
  • Deepwater investment remains competitive
  • All quiet on the Shelf

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Lease sale continues recent trend of strong interest
    • Recent Central GoM sales (2007-2013)
  • Deepwater investment remains competitive
    • Top 10 operators by high bids in deepwater
  • All quiet on the Shelf
    • Shelf bids and bonuses per acre by lease sale (2007 - 2013)
    • Apparent high bidders by block in Central Lease Sale 227
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