Licensing Rounds

Australia

Round: Offshore round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 15 May 2018 - Round 1: Closed 18 October 2018, Round 2: Closed 21 March 2019

Website

Round: Offshore round, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 31 July 2019

Brazil

Round: 16th bid round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction 10 October 2019

Website

Round: 6th pre-salt bid round *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 7 November 2019

Website

Canada

Round: NL19 South Eastern Newfoundland, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 April 2019, Closes 6 November 2019

Round: NL19 Jeanne d'Arc Region, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 April 2019, Closes 6 November 2019

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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: License round phase II, 2018 - 2019 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened November 2018, Closes 23 July 2019

Website

Cuba

Round: First offshore licensing round 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 June 2019, Closes 29 May 2020

Website

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

Website

Egypt

Round: Oil exploration round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened April 2016

Round: Offshore Red Sea Bid Round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 March 2019, Closes 1 August 2019

Website

Argentina

Round: 1st offshore bid round, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 6 November 2018, Closed 16 April 2019

Website

Equatorial Guinea

Round: Offshore blocks, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 3 April 2019, Closes 27 September 2019

Website

Faroe Islands

Round: South and East offshore areas

Status: Open application process

Dates: NA

Website

Round: 5th licensing round *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened July 2019, Closes 12 November 2019

Website

Gabon

Round: 12th shallow and deepwater licensing round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Closes 10 January 2020

Website

Greenland

Round: Open Door Offshore

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 September 2014

Round: The Davis Strait 2018 licensing round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 1 January 2018, Closed 15 December 2018

Website

India

Round: Discovered small field bid round II, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 9 August 2018, Closed 30 January 2019

Website

Round: Open acreage licensing programme, round 2 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 7 January 2019, Closed 15 May 2019

Website

Round: Open acreage licensing programme, round 3 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 10 February 2019, Closed 15 May 2019

Website

Indonesia

Round: 1st Indonesia Petroleum Bidding Round 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 25 February 2019, Closed 25 April 2019

Round: 2nd Indonesia Petroleum Bidding Round 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 8 May 2019, Closes 31 July 2019

Website

Israel

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 4 November 2018, Closed 15 July 2019

Website

Lebanon

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 5 April 2019, closes 31 January 2020

Website

Malaysia

Round: Petronas, 2019 exploration bid round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 2 January 2019, Closed 30 April 2019

Contact: bpm.mpm@petronas.com.my

Mexico

Round: 3rd licensing round (I) shallow water

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 27 March 2018

Website

Namibia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

Netherlands

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

Website

New Zealand

Round: 2018 block offer

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 30 April 2019, Closes 28 August 2019

Website

Nicaragua

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 20 April 2009

Norway

Round: APA 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 29 May 2019, Closes 27 August 2019

Website

Oman

Round: Oman licensing round 2019

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 17 February 2019, Closed 30 May 2019

Website

Pakistan

Round: 32 blocks, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Seychelles

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Open file process

Website

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

Website

Round: Blocks M1 & C1, 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 17 May 2019, Closes 15 July 2019

Thailand

Round: Petroleum bidding round (expiring offshore contracts), 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 13 December 2018

Website

Tunisia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

Website

United Kingdom

Round: 31st offshore licensing round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 10 July 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

Round: 31st supplementary offshore licensing round - Greater Buchan area plan

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 31 January 2019, Closed 2 May 2019

Website

Round: 32nd offshore licensing round, 2019 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 July, Closes 12 November 2019

Website

United States

Round: Lease sale 252 (Gulf of Mexico), 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 20 March 2019

Website

Round: Lease sale 253 (Gulf of Mexico), 2019 *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction 21 August 2019

Website

Uruguay

Round: Open Uruguay Round *updated*

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 29 April 2019

Website

South Sudan

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Trinidad and Tobago

Round: Shallow water competitive bid round 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 8 November 2018, Closed 20 May 2019

Website

Guinea

Round: 1st offshore round, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2019

Website

Jamaica

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 1 January 2013

Website

Nigeria

Round: 2nd marginal fields bid round, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2019

Côte d'Ivoire

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 25 October 2017

Sierra Leone

Round: 4th offshore licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Re-opened 21 May 2019, Closes 20 September 2019 (direct tender), 22 November 2019 (open tender)

Website

Cameroon

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Website

Jordan

Round: Conventional & unconventional oil & gas (open acreage)

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 26 October 2017, Closed 31 January 2018

Website

UAE

Round: Abu Dhabi licensing block bid 2019

Status: Open

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

Website

Round: Ras al Khaimah licensing round 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 1 April 2018, Closed 5 December 2018

Website

Round: Sharjah 1st onshore licensing round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 25 June 2018, Closed 9 December 2018

Philippines

Round: Philippine conventional energy contracting programme (PCECP)

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: NA

Website

Ecuador

Round: Ronda Petrolera Intracampos

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 11 September 2018, Closed 12 March 2019

Website

Madagascar

Round: 2018-19 licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Suspended until further notification

Website

Senegal

Round: 2 blocks (offshore) 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Closes 31 October 2018

Website

Ghana

Round: 1st oil & gas license round *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 15 October 2018, Closed 21 May 2019

Website

Croatia

Round: 2nd onshore bidding round *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 2 November 2018, Closed 28 June 2019

Round: 3rd onshore bidding round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 8 February 2019, Closes 10 September 2019

Website

Ukraine

Round: 1st international oil & gas licensing round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 6 March 2019

Round: 2nd international oil & gas licensing round 2019

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 2 May 2019

Round: 3rd international oil & gas licensing round 2019 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 18 June 2019

Website

Suriname

Round: Open Door Onshore 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 January 2019, Closes 31 December 2019

Website

Somalia

Round: Deepwater bid round 2019 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 February 2019, Closes 7 November 2019

Website

Dominican Republic

Round: 1st licensing round 2019 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 July 2019, Closes December 2019

Website

Angola

Round: Offshore licensing round

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2 October 2019

Website

Uganda

Round: 2nd licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 22 May 2019, Closes 20 September 2019

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