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Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 - investment creeps back for the incumbents

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21 March 2019

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 - investment creeps back for the incumbents

Report summary

The US Gulf of Mexico lease sale 252 was held on 20 March 2019. It attracted 257 bids from 30 participating companies, with high bids totalling US$244.3 million. This represented a 37% increase in high bids from the previous lease sale. But is momentum back in the US Gulf of Mexico? In this insight, we dive below the surface and examine the changing dynamics of partnering in the US GoM, the strategies pursued by majors, and what this indicates for the future of the region.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Partner up
    • The Gulf of Shell
    • Equinor swings Thor's hammer
    • Shelf takes a step forward. And a step back
    • Conclusion

Tables and charts

This report includes 7 images and tables including:

  • Lease Sale 252 summary
  • Five most recent Lease Sales (2017-2019)
  • Central Gulf of Mexico bid results
  • Top 10 companies by high bids in deepwater
  • Western Gulf of Mexico bid results
  • Five most recent Lease Sales (2017-2019)
  • Shelf bids and bonuses by lease sale (2012-2019)

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