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

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

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  • Recent Central GoM sales (2007-2013)


  • Top 10 operators by high bids in deepwater
  • 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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