Licensing Rounds

Australia

Round: Offshore round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

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 July 2019

Brazil

Round: 15th bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 29 March 2018

Round: 4th pre-salt bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 7 June 2018

Round: 5th pre-salt bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 28 September 2018

Website

Canada

Round: NL18 Eastern Newfoundland, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 5 April 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

Round: NL18 Jeanne d'Arc Region, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 5 April 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

Website

Round: NS18-3, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 December 2018, Closes 8 May 2019

Website

China

Round: 1-on-1 negotiations (Cnooc)

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 24 May 2011

Round: 38 blocks (offshore) 2018

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Website

Congo-Brazzaville

Round: License round phase II, 2018 - 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened November 2018, Closes 30 June 2019

Website

Cuba

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

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: EGAS International Bid Round 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Closed 29 November 2018

Website

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 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 6 November 2018, Closes 16 April 2019

Website

Equatorial Guinea

Round: Offshore blocks, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 1 April 2019

Website

Faroe Islands

Round: South and East offshore areas

Status: Open application process

Dates: NA

Website

Gabon

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

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Closes 30 September 2019

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

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 January 2019, Closes 10 April 2019

Website

Round: Open acreage licensing programme, round 3

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 10 February 2019, Closes 10 April 2019

Website

Indonesia

Round: 1st Conventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Direct proposal opened 19 February 2018, Closed 25 April 2018; Regular tender opened 19 February 2018, Closed 26 June 2018

Round: 1st Unconventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Direct proposal opened 19 February 2018, Closed 25 April 2018

Round: 2nd Conventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 13 August 2018, Closed 10 December 2018

Round: 3rd Conventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 5 November 2018, Closed 21 December 2018

Website

Israel

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 4 November 2018, Closes 17 June 2019

Website

Lebanon

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: NA

Website

Malaysia

Round: Petronas, 2019 exploration bid round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 2 January 2019, Closes 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: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q2 2019

Website

Nicaragua

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 20 April 2009

Norway

Round: APA 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 9 May 2018, Closed 4 September 2018

Website

Oman

Round: Oman licensing round 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 17 February 2019, Closes 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: Open

Dates: Closes 7 May 2019

Website

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: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 10 July 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

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

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 31 January 2019, Closes 2 May 2019

Website

United States

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

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned 20 March 2019

Website

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

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction August 2019

Website

South Sudan

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Trinidad and Tobago

Round: Shallow water competitive bid round 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 8 November 2018, Closes 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

Website

Sierra Leone

Round: 4th offshore licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 January 2018, Suspended to allow for industry consultation

Website

Cameroon

Round: Onshore / offshore blocks 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 15 January 2018, Closed 29 June 2018

Website

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 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 10 April 2018, Closed 15 October 2018

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

Website

Philippines

Round: Philippine conventional energy contracting programme (PCECP)

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: NA

Website

Ecuador

Round: Ronda Petrolera Intracampos *updated*

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

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 October 2018, Closes 21 May 2019

Website

Croatia

Round: 2nd onshore bidding round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 2 November 2018, Closes 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: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 2 May 2019

Round: 3rd international oil & gas licensing round 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction 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

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 February 2019