Licensing Rounds

Australia

Round: Offshore round, 2016

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Round 1: Closed 8 December 2016, Round 2: Closed 23 March 2017

Round: Offshore round, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Round 1: Closes 19 October 2017, Round 2: Closes 22 March 2018

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Brazil

Round: 4th marginal fields bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 11 May 2017

Round: 14th bid round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 27 September 2017

Round: 2nd pre-salt bid round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 27 October 2017

Round: 3rd pre-salt bid round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 27 October 2017

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Bulgaria

Round: 2 blocks, 2015

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 18 April 2015, Closed 20 September 2015

Canada

Round: NL16-01 & NL16-02, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 7 April 2016, Closed 9 November 2016

Round: NL16 Labrador South Region, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 29 November 2016, Closes 8 November 2017

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Round: NL17 Jeanne d'Arc Region, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 April 2017, Closes 8 November 2017

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China

Round: 1-on-1 negotiations (Cnooc)

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 24 May 2011

Round: 18 blocks (offshore)

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 24 February 2016, Closed 31 October 2016

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Round: 22 blocks (offshore)

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 12 April 2017, Closes 15 September 2017

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Congo-Brazzaville

Round: 8 offshore and 5 onshore blocks, 2016

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Closed 29 March 2017

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Cuba

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Cyprus

Round: 3rd offshore licensing round, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 24 March 2016, Closed 22 July 2016

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Denmark

Round: East of 6 degrees 15' E

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

Round: 8th licensing round, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

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Egypt

Round: EGPC international bid round, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 15 May 2016, Closed 31 August 2016

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Round: Oil exploration round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened April 2016

Round: Ganope international bid round, 2016

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 2 August 2016, Closed 15 February 2017

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Argentina

Round: Offshore round, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Equatorial Guinea

Round: EG Ronda, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 7 June 2016, Closed 28 April 2017

Faroe Islands

Round: 4th exploration round, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 17 May 2017, Closes 17 February 2018

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Gabon

Round: 11th deepwater round, 2015

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 27 October 2015, Closed 29 April 2016

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Greece

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2014

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened November 2014, Closed 15 July 2015

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Greenland

Round: Open Door Offshore

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 September 2014

Round: 2017 licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 January 2017, Closes 15 December 2017

Round: 2018 licensing round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 1 January 2018, Closes 15 December 2018

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India

Round: Discovered small field bid round, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 25 May 2016, Closed 21 November 2016

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Round: Open acreage licensing programme, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 July 2017

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Indonesia

Round: Conventional Oil and Gas 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Direct proposal opened 29 May 2017, Closes 17 July 2017; Regular tender opened 29 May 2017, Closes 26 September 2017

Round: Unconventional Oil and Gas 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Direct proposal opened 29 May 2017, Closes 12 July 2017; Regular tender opened 29 May 2017, Closes 25 September 2017

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Iran

Round: 14 oil & gas blocks *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Israel

Round: First offshore licensing round, 2016

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 November 2016, Closes 15 November 2017

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Lebanon

Round: First offshore licensing round, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 2 February 2017, Closes 15 September 2017

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Malaysia

Round: Petronas, 2017 exploration bid round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 1 December 2016, Closed 31 March 2017

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Mexico

Round: 1st licensing round (IV) deepwater

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 5 December 2016

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Round: 2nd licensing round (I) shallow water

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 19 June 2017

Round: 2nd licensing round (II) onshore

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 12 July 2017

Round: 2nd licensing round (III) onshore

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 12 July 2017

Round: 2nd licensing round (IV) deepwater *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 31 January 2018

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Namibia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

Netherlands

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

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New Zealand

Round: 2016 block offer

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 21 March 2016, Closed 7 September 2016

Round: 2017 block offer

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 22 March 2017, Closes 6 September 2017

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Nicaragua

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process - opened 20 April 2009

Norway

Round: APA 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 17 March 2016, Closed 6 September 2016

Round: 24th licensing round, 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 21 June 2017, Closes 30 November 2017

Round: APA 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 2 May 2017, Closes 1 September 2017

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Oman

Round: 2016 bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 23 October 2016, Closed 15 February 2017

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Pakistan

Round: 32 blocks, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Peru

Round: 7 Amazon blocks, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

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Seychelles

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Open file process

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Somaliland

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

Sri Lanka

Round: 3rd offshore round, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q4 2017

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Thailand

Round: Expiring contracts, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Tunisia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

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United Kingdom

Round: 29th offshore licensing round, 2016

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 27 July 2016, Closed 26 October 2016

Round: Offshore 2016 supplementary round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 6 December 2016, Closed 7 March 2017

Round: 30th offshore licensing round, 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q3 2017

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United States

Round: Lease sale 247 (Central Gulf of Mexico), 2017

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 22 March 2017

Round: Lease sale 244 (Cook Inlet), 2017

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 21 June 2017

Round: Lease sale 249 (Gulf of Mexico), 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 16 August 2017

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Uruguay

Round: 3rd licensing round (deepwater)

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

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Georgia

Round: 8 Blocks

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 3 April 2017, Closed 22 May 2017

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South Sudan

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Trinidad and Tobago

Round: Bid round 2017

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

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