Licensing News

UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round opens up high-impact frontier regions

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 31st Offshore Licensing Round, offering blocks in frontier areas of the UK Continental S

Sharjah Announces 2018 Onshore Licensing Round

The Sharjah Petroleum Council (SPC) is inviting petroleum exploration and production companies and investors to bid in an inaugural onsho

DEA becomes operator of three exploration blocks in Mexico

Mexico Assets Image source: DEA

Byron Energy reports GoM VR 232 block awarded by BOEM

  • Otto’s partner Byron has been advised by the BOEM that VR 232 has been awarded

DEA secures two licences in the Barents Sea

DEA licences in the Barents Sea Image source: DEA

NPD Reports 12 Production Licences Offered to 11 Companies in the 24th Licensing Round

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has offered 12 new production licences to 11 companies in the 24 th licensing round.

Equinor deepens position in the pre-salt area offshore Brazil

Image source: Equinor

ExxonMobil Wins More Acreage in Brazil’s 4th Pre-Salt Bid Round

  • Adds more than 88,900 net acres to ExxonMobil’s deepwater portfolio offshore Brazil

Equinor awarded 9 licences in the 30th Offshore Licensing Round

Equinor has been awarded 9 new licences in the 30th Offshore Licensing round, 8 as operator, as announced by the Oil and Gas Authority (O

United Oil & Gas Announces Provisional Award of UK Blocks

United Oil & Gas Plc has been provisionally awarded, in the UK Continental Shelf 30th Offshore Licensing Round, two highly prospectiv

Serica Energy announces offshore licence awards in UK 30th Round

Serica Energy plc has provisionally been awarded three new exploration licence areas on the UK Continental Shelf in the UK’s 30th Offshor

Faroe Petroleum announces new exploration licence awarded in UK 30th Round

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focussing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norw

BP success in UK 30th Offshore Licensing Round

BP has been awarded seven licences, five as operator and two as partner, in the 30th Offshore Licensing Round, announced by the Oil and G

Parkmead awarded nine new UK oil and gas blocks

Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands-focused independent energy group, is delighted to announce it has been provisionally awarded nine offsho

Calima Energy awarded exploration block in southern Namibia

  • Calima has been awarded a 56% interest and Operatorship of a 5,433 km² exploration block in the emerging deepwater oil play of the O

Cooper Energy Awarded Gippsland Basin offshore exploration permit VIC/P72

Cooper Energy has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P72 located in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria.

Eni awarded East Ganal Exploration Block in the Kutei Basin Indonesia

Eni has been awarded 100% participating interest in the East Ganal deepwater exploration block in the Kutei Basin, in Indonesia.

Citla Energy Wins Fourth Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production Contract in Mexican Shallow Waters

Citla Energy, SAPI de CV, an independent Mexican hydrocarbon exploration and production company, has won its fourth production-sharing co

Statoil awarded four blocks offshore Brazil

Statoil and partners were the high bidders for four blocks in the Campos basin in Brazil’s 15th licensing round held on 29 March.

Shell expands Brazil operated footprint with new deep-water blocks

Shell Brasil Petroleo, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has won four additional deep-water exploration blocks in the Campos and Pot