Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels (ANP) approved the registration of three additional companies to the Permanent Offer launched by the entity in May.
This new addition is comprised of German energy company DEA, and Brazilian companies Petrol Serviços de Sondagem and Grupo Ubuntu. The companies join ten other firms approved by the ANP between August and September.
In accordance with the procedure corresponding to Permanent Offers, after the approval of the application for registration the companies involved have the opportunity to submit a document specifying the project’s forecasts and the sectors of interest. They must also attach a bid guarantee, according to the conditions established by the parties.
A total of 22 companies have searched the ANP for information on the Permanent Offer, which consists of fields returned or in the process of being returned; as well as exploration blocks offered in previous bids, on which there was no agreement.
For the first stage, 884 blocks were selected in 14 sedimentary basins. 80 percent of these onshore areas and 20 percent are offshore areas.
Of the total number of blocks, some 158 are already available for registered companies to make their declaration of interest.
Environmental viability of the Permanent Offer
Before the availability of all blocks is declared, they must comply with the requirements in Resolution n° 17/2017 of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE).
Each area offered must be analyzed to determine environmental viability by state agencies.
The blocks and areas part of the first stage of the Permanent Offer will be included in the edict as the other environmental rulings are issued; and after the completion of a specific public hearing on the inclusion of the areas, as outlined by the ANP in its press release.
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