Licensing Rounds

Australia

Round: Offshore round, 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 31 July 2019, Closed 5 March 2020

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Round: Offshore round, 2020

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 26 August 2020, Closes 1 June 2021

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Round: Offshore round, 2021

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 14 June 2021

Brazil

Round: 16th bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 10 October 2019

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Round: 6th pre-salt bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 7 November 2019

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Canada

Round: NL19 South Eastern Newfoundland, 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 3 April 2019, Closed 6 November 2019

Round: NL19 Jeanne d'Arc Region, 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 3 April 2019, Closed 6 November 2019

Round: NL20-CFB01 Eastern Newfoundland *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 11 June 2020, Closed 4 November 2020

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Round: NS20-1 Nova Scotia

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2021

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China

Round: 1-on-1 negotiations (Cnooc)

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 24 May 2011

Round: 38 blocks (offshore) 2018

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Congo-Brazzaville

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 25 October 2019

Cuba

Round: First offshore licensing round 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 June 2019, Closes 28 February 2021

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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: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 21 June 2018, Closed 1 February 2019

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Egypt

Round: Oil exploration round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened April 2016

Faroe Islands

Round: Open door offshore

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

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Gabon

Round: 12th shallow and deepwater licensing round, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Closing date postponed to a later date tba

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Greenland

Round: West Greenland Offshore, Open Door Round 2020 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 November 2020

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India

Round: Open acreage licensing programme, round 4

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 27 August 2019, Closed 31 October 2019

Round: Open acreage licensing programme, round 5 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Closed 30 June 2020

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Indonesia

Round: 3rd Indonesia Petroleum Bidding Round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 26 July 2019, Closed 18 October 2019

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Israel

Round: 3rd offshore licensing round, 2020

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 23 June 2020, Closed 23 September 2020

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Lebanon

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 5 April 2019, postponed to a later date tba

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Malaysia

Round: 2020 Malaysia Bidding Round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 30 October 2019, Closes 30 November 2020

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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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Nicaragua

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 20 April 2009

Norway

Round: APA 2020

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 19 June 2020, Closed 22 September 2020

Website

Round: 25th licensing round *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 19 November 2020, Closes 23 February 2021

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Pakistan

Round: Bidding Round 2020 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 October, Closes 15 January 2021

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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: Block M2, 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Closed 7 June 2019

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Round: Blocks M1 & C1, 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 17 May 2019, Closed 15 July 2019

Thailand

Round: 23rd Licensing Round, 2020 *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: TBA

Tunisia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

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United Kingdom

Round: 32nd offshore licensing round, 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 11 July, Closed 12 November 2019

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United States

Round: Lease sale 254 (Gulf of Mexico), 2020

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 18 March 2020

Round: Lease sale 256 (Gulf of Mexico), 2020 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 18 November 2020

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Round: Lease sale 257 (Gulf of Mexico), 2021 *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction March 2021

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Round: Lease sale 258 (Alaska), 2021

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction 2021

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Uruguay

Round: Open Uruguay Round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 29 April 2019, Closed 29 May 2020 (1st instance) and Closes 30 November (2nd instance)

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Georgia

Round: Offshore Block III

Status: Open

Dates: Closes 22 December 2020 (Block II pending award)

South Sudan

Round: 1st Licensing Round 2020

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2020

Trinidad and Tobago

Round: Shallow water competitive bid round 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 8 November 2018, Closed 20 May 2019

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Round: 2020 Deep water competitive bid round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q4 2020

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Jamaica

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 1 January 2013

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Colombia

Round: Permanent Process of Area Allocation (PPAA), 2nd Round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 23 September 2019, Closed 31 October 2019

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Round: Permanent Process of Area Allocation (PPAA), 3rd Round 2020 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 1 July 2020, Closed 30 October 2020

Round: Permanent Process of Area Allocation (PPAA), 4th Round 2020 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 20 November 2020

Nigeria

Round: 2nd marginal fields bid round, 2020

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 June 2020

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Côte d'Ivoire

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 25 October 2017

Sierra Leone

Round: 4th offshore licensing round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Re-opened 21 May 2019, Closed 28 February 2020 (direct tender), 28 February 2020 (open tender)

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Cameroon

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

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UAE

Round: Abu Dhabi licensing block bid 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 22 May 2019, Closed end-November 2019

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Madagascar

Round: 2018-19 licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Suspended until further notification

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Senegal

Round: 2020 Licensing Round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 28 January 2020, Closes 15 December 2020

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Ukraine

Round: 5th international oil & gas licensing round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 30 October 2019

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Suriname

Round: Open Door Onshore 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 1 January 2019, Closed 31 December 2019

Round: Shallow Offshore Bid Round 2020/21 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 16 November 2020, Closes 30 April 2021

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Somalia

Round: 2020 Licensing Round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 4 August 2020, Closes 12 March 2021

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Dominican Republic

Round: 1st licensing round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 10 July 2019, Closed 27 November 2019

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Angola

Round: Offshore licensing round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 2 October 2019, Closed 12 November 2019

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Round: Onshore oil basins

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens October 2020 (to be confirmed), Closes 10 March 2021

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Uganda

Round: 2nd licensing round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 22 May 2019, Closed 30 September 2020

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Timor-Leste

Round: Second Licensing Round 2019/20

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 October 2019, Closes 1 October 2021

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Liberia

Round: Liberia license round 2020 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 April 2020, Closes 31 May 2021

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Round: 1st Oil & Gas Licensing Round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 January 2020, Closes Q4 2020 date tba

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Romania

Round: 11th Licensing Round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q4 2020

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Kazakhstan

Round: 10 blocks (onshore) *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 23 December 2020

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