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US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225


US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225

Report summary

Operators placed high bids totalling US$850.7 million on 326 blocks in Central Gulf Lease Sale (CLS) 231, over US$360 million less than last year.  No bids were placed in Eastern Lease Sale (ELS) 225.

BOEM also announced the winning bids from Western Lease Sale 233 that were pending the ratification of the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement.  Three blocks received uncontested bids by ExxonMobil totalling US$20 million.


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  • Central Lease Sale 231 summary
  • Deepwater investment focused on both developed and frontier blocks
    • Comparison of previous Central Lease Sales
    • Operators spent heavily on acreage in Mississippi Canyon, Green Canyon and Garden Banks, with 78 high bids totalling US$460 million. This acreage includes well developed infrastructure and well known geology in the Pleistocene, Pliocene and Miocene plays. These bids echo a value over volume strategy allowing operators to develop incrementally with project breakevens of area fields as low as US$35/bbl.
  • Top GoM operators bid with narrow focus
    • Top GoM operators by high bids (US$ million) in deepwater
    • ExxonMobil only operator to bid on US-Mexico Transboundary blocks in Western Lease Sale 233
  • Strong bidding on the Shelf with renewed interest from Freeport-McMoRan and Apache
    • Shelf bids and bonuses by lease sale (2007-2014)

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

  • Central Lease Sale 231 summary
    • US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225: Table 1
  • Deepwater investment focused on both developed and frontier blocks
    • US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225: Table 2
  • Top GoM operators bid with narrow focus
    • US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225: Image 1
  • Strong bidding on the Shelf with renewed interest from Freeport-McMoRan and Apache
    • US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225: Image 2
    • US Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 231 overshadows Eastern Lease Sale 225: Image 3
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