Q4 2019 Global Bid Round Outlook – US Dominating Current & Upcoming Licensing Activity

In Q4 2019, 39 licensing rounds are open with 25 scheduled to close in the quarter. Africa is hosting the largest volume of licensing rounds in Q4 2019. Eight countries in Africa are hosting one licensing round each. Whilst North America is hosting seven rounds and Asia is hosting six. The Angolan 2019 Bid Round offers the largest volume of acreage set to close this quarter. Although not all bid-acreage has been disclosed, the largest number of blocks available is located onshore, with the US (Alaska) offering a significant portion of this.

Scope

Provides an overview of global bid rounds for 2019

Information on each bid round due to close in Q4 2019 by region and country

Upcoming open bid rounds by region and country

Information on recent exploration and licensing history of countries of bid rounds wherever available

State take comparison with regional peers

Reasons to buy

Obtain the most up to date information available on global bid rounds

Gain insight on bid rounds and blocks on offer by country and region

Keep abreast of licensing history in countries where bid rounds are open or due to close

Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong data on global bid rounds

Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents 2

1.1. List of Tables 8

1.2. List of Figures 11

2. Key Highlights & Trends 15

3. Global Bid Round Summary 16

3.1. Global Reported Bid Round Activity 20

3.2. Open Bid Rounds 20

3.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 21

4. Q4 2019 Bid Round Overview 22

4.1. Rounds Closing this Quarter 22

5. Africa 26

5.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 26

5.1.1. ANGOLA 27

5.1.1.1. Bid Round 2019 – Closing November 2019 27

5.1.2. CAMEROON 29

5.1.2.1. Round 2019 – Closing December 2019 29

5.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 31

5.2.1. COTE D’IVOIRE 32

5.2.1.1. Cote d'Ivoire Offshore Licensing Round 2019 – Opened November 2019 32

5.2.2. GABON 34

5.2.2.1. 12th Gabon Shallow & Deep Water Licensing Round – Opened November 2018 34

5.2.3. SIERRA LEONE 36

5.2.3.1. 4th Offshore Licensing Round (Direct and Open Tender) – Opened May 2019 36

5.2.1. SOMALIA 38

5.2.1.1. Somalia Offshore 2019 License Round – Opened February 2019 38

5.2.2. UGANDA 40

5.2.2.1. Second Licensing Round (Round 2019) – Opened May 2019 40

5.2.3. SENEGAL 42

5.2.3.1. 2019 Licensing Round – Opened November 2019 42

5.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 44

5.3.1. ALGERIA 45

5.3.2. ANGOLA 45

5.3.3. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 45

5.3.4. EGYPT 46

5.3.5. EQUATORIAL GUINEA 46

5.3.6. GHANA 46

5.3.7. KENYA 46

5.3.8. LIBERIA 46

5.3.9. MOZAMBIQUE 47

5.3.10. NIGERIA 47

5.3.11. NIGERIA-SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE JDZ 47

5.3.12. SOUTH AFRICA 47

5.3.13. SOUTH SUDAN 47

5.3.14. SUDAN 48

5.3.15. TANZANIA 48

6. Asia 49

6.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 49

6.1.1. INDONESIA 50

6.1.1.1. 2019 Conventional Oil and Gas Round III – Closing October 2019 50

6.1.2. INDIA 52

6.1.2.1. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) – OALP Bid Round-IV – Closing October 2019 52

6.1.2.2. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) – OALP Bid Round-V – Closing November 2019 53

6.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 55

6.2.1. CHINA 56

6.2.1.1. 2019 Offshore Bidding Round 56

6.2.2. MALAYSIA 57

6.2.2.1. Petronas Licensing Round 2020 57

6.2.3. TIMOR-LESTE 59

6.2.3.1. Second Licensing Round – Closing October 2020 59

6.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 61

6.3.1. BANGLADESH 61

6.3.2. INDIA 61

6.3.3. MYANMAR 61

6.3.4. PAKISTAN 62

6.3.5. SRI LANKA 62

6.3.6. THAILAND 62

7. Caribbean 63

7.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 63

7.1.1. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 64

7.1.1.1. Bid Round 2019 – Opened July 2019 64

7.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 65

7.2.1. CUBA 66

7.2.1.1. First Offshore License Round 2019 – Opened June 2019 66

7.3. Upcoming Licensing Rounds 68

7.3.1. BARBADOS 68

7.3.2. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 68

8. Europe 69

8.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 69

8.1.1. FAROE ISLANDS 70

8.1.1.1. 5th Bidding Round – Closing November 2019 70

8.1.2. UK 72

8.1.2.1. 32nd Offshore Licensing Round – Closing November 2019 72

8.1.3. ROMANIA 74

8.1.3.1. 11th Licensing Round – Closing November 2019 74

8.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 76

8.2.1. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 77

8.2.1.1. 2019 Bidding Round 77

8.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 78

8.3.1. DENMARK 78

8.3.2. MONTENEGRO 78

8.3.3. NORWAY 78

8.3.4. UK 78

9. Former Soviet Union 79

9.1. Q4 Closing Bid Rounds 79

9.1.1. UKRAINE 80

9.1.1.1. Fifth Electronic Auction Round 2019, Closing October 2019 80

9.1.2. RUSSIA 82

9.1.2.1. 2019 Subsoil Auctions – Opened December 2018 82

9.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 83

9.2.1. GEORGIA 83

10. Middle East 84

10.1. Q4 Closing Bid Rounds 84

10.1.1. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 85

10.1.1.1. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Second Licensing Round 85

10.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 87

10.2.1. LEBANON 88

10.2.1.1. 2nd Offshore Licensing Round – Opened in April 2019 88

10.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 90

10.3.1. ISRAEL 90

3rd Offshore Licensing Round 90

10.3.2. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 90

Sharjah Second Licensing Round 90

11. North America 91

11.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 91

11.1.1. CANADA 92

11.1.1.1. NL19-CFB01 – Closing November 2019 92

11.1.1.2. NL19-CFB02 – Closing November 2019 93

11.1.1.3. NL18-CFB03 (Amended) – Closing November 2019 94

11.1.2. US 95

11.1.2.1. Beaufort Sea Areawide Sales 2019W – Closing December 2019 95

11.1.2.2. North Slope Areawide Sales 2019W – Closing December 2019 96

11.1.2.3. North Slope Foothills Areawide Sales 2019 – Closing December 2019 97

11.1.2.4. 2019 NPR-A Lease Sale – Closing December 2019 98

11.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 100

11.2.1. US 100

11.2.1.1. Lease Sale 254 100

11.2.1.2. Lease Sale 256 100

11.2.1.3. Lease Sale 256 – 261 100

12. Oceania 101

12.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 101

12.1.1. AUSTRALIA 102

12.1.1.1. 2019 Onshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (SA) – Closing November 2019 102

12.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 104

12.2.1. AUSTRALIA 105

12.2.1.1. 2019 Offshore Acreage Release Round – Opened July 2019 105

12.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 107

12.3.1. AUSTRALIA 107

12.3.1.1. 2020 Offshore Acreage Release Round 107

12.3.2. NEW ZEALAND 107

12.3.2.1. 2019 Block Offer 107

13. South America 108

13.1. Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 108

13.1.1. BRAZIL 109

13.1.1.1. Transfer of Rights Surplus Production Sharing Bidding Round – Closing October 2019 109

13.1.1.2. 6th Round Production Sharing-Pre-Salt – Closing October 2019 110

13.1.2. COLOMBIA 112

13.1.2.1. 2nd PPA (Permanent Process Allocation Areas) 2019 Round – Closing October 2019 112

13.1.3. URUGUAY 114

13.1.3.1. 2019 Open Bid Round-November Deadline – Opened May 2019 114

13.2. Q4 2019 Open Bid Rounds 116

13.2.1. PERU 117

13.2.1.1. 2019 Open Bid Round-November Deadline – Opened May 2019 117

13.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 119

13.3.1. ARGENTINA 119

13.3.2. BRAZIL 120

13.3.2.1. 7th Production Sharing – Pre Salt round 120

13.3.2.2. 8th Production Sharing – Pre Salt round 120

13.3.2.3. 17th Bidding Round 120

13.3.2.4. 18th Bidding Round 120

13.3.3. ECUADOR 120

13.3.3.1. Sur Oriente Bid Round 120

13.3.3.2. Litoral Bid Round 120

13.3.3.3. Subandino Bid Round 120

13.3.3.4. Intracampos 2 Bid Round 120

13.3.4. GUYANA 120

13.3.4.1. 2020 Bid Round 120

13.3.5. PERU 121

13.3.5.1. 2020 Bid Round 121

14. Appendix 122

14.1. Methodology 122

14.1.1. COVERAGE 122

14.1.2. SECONDARY RESEARCH 122

14.2. Contact Us 122

14.3. Disclaimer 123

List of Tables

Table 1: Global, Open and Upcoming Bid Rounds by Region and Bid Due Date 16

Table 2: Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds Overview 22

Table 3: Africa, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 26

Table 4: Bid Round 2019, Overview 27

Table 5: Bid Round 2019, Overview 29

Table 6: Africa, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 31

Table 7: Cote d'Ivoire Offshore Licensing Round 2019, Overview 32

Table 8: 12th Gabon Shallow and Deep Water Licensing Round Overview 34

Table 9: 4th Offshore Licensing Round, Overview 36

Table 10: Somalia Offshore 2019 License Round Overview 38

Table 11: Second Licensing Round (Round 2019) Overview 40

Table 12: 2019 Licensing Round, Overview 42

Table 13: Africa, Upcoming Bid Rounds 44

Table 14: Asia, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 49

Table 15: 2019 Conventional Oil and Gas Round III Overview 50

Table 16: Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) – OALP Bid Round-IV Overview 52

Table 17: Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) – OALP Bid Round-V Overview 53

Table 18: Asia, Open Bid Rounds 55

Table 19: Petronas Licensing Round 2020 57

Table 20: Second Licensing Round 59

Table 21: Asia, Upcoming Bid Rounds 61

Table 22: Caribbean, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 63

Table 23: Bid Round 2019 Overview 64

Table 24: Caribbean, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 65

Table 25: First Offshore License Round 2019 Overview 66

Table 26: Caribbean, Upcoming Bid Rounds 68

Table 27: Europe, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 69

Table 28: 5th Bidding Round Overview 70

Table 29: 32nd Offshore Licensing Round Overview 72

Table 30: 11th Licensing Round Overview 74

Table 31: Europe, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 76

Table 32: 2019 Bidding Round Overview 77

Table 33: Europe, Upcoming Bid Rounds 78

Table 34: Former Soviet Union, Closing Bid Rounds 79

Table 35: Fifth Electronic Auction Round 2019 Overview 80

Table 36: 2019 Subsoil Auctions Overview 82

Table 37: Former Soviet Union, Upcoming Bid Rounds 83

Table 38: Middle East, Closing Bid Rounds 84

Table 39: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Second Licensing Round Overview 85

Table 40: Middle East, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 87

Table 41: 2nd Offshore Licensing Round Overview 88

Table 42: Middle East, Upcoming Bid Rounds 90

Table 43: North America, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 91

Table 44: NL19-CFB01 Overview 92

Table 45: NL19-CFB02 Overview 93

Table 46: Beaufort Sea Areawide Sales 2019W Overview 95

Table 47: North Slope Areawide Sales 2019W Overview 96

Table 48: North Slope Foothills Areawide Sales 2019Overview 97

Table 49: 2019 NPR-A Lease Sale Overview 98

Table 50: North America, Upcoming Bid Rounds 100

Table 51: Oceania, Closing Bid Round 101

Table 52: 2019 Onshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (SA) 102

Table 53: Oceania, Open Bid Round 104

Table 54: 2019 Offshore Acreage Release Round Overview 105

Table 55: Oceania, Upcoming Bid Rounds 107

Table 56: South America, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 108

Table 57: Transfer of Rights Surplus Production Sharing Bidding Round Overview 109

Table 58: 6th Round Production Sharing-Pre-Salt Overview 110

Table 59: 2nd PPA(Permanent Process Allocation Areas) 2019 Round Overview 112

Table 60: 2019 Open Bid Round-November Deadline Overview 114

Table 61: South America, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 116

Table 62: Bidding Round 2019 (Block 201) Overview 117

Table 63: South America, Upcoming Bid Rounds 119

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Reported Bid Round Activity, 2019-2025 20

Figure 2: Global Open Bid Rounds, Q4 2019 20

Figure 3: Global Upcoming Bid Rounds 21

Figure 4: Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 22

Figure 5: Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Bid Round and Terrain 24

Figure 6: Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Terrain and Country 24

Figure 7: Q4 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: State Take Comparison of Countries 25

Figure 8: Angola, Map of 2019 Licensing Round 27

Figure 9: Angola, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 28

Figure 10: Angola, Recent Bid Round Results* 28

Figure 11: Cameroon, Map of Round 2019 29

Figure 12: Cameroon, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 30

Figure 13: Cameroon, Recent Bid Round Results* 30

Figure 14: Cote d’Ivoire, Map of Cote d'Ivoire Offshore Licensing Round 2019 32

Figure 15: Cote d’Ivoire, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 33

Figure 16: Cote d’Ivoire , Recent Bid Round Results* 33

Figure 17: Gabon, Map of 12th Gabon Shallow and Deep Water Licensing Round 34

Figure 18: Gabon, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 35

Figure 19: Gabon, Recent Bid Round Results* 35

Figure 20: Sierra Leone, Map of 4th Offshore Licensing Round 36

Figure 21: Sierra Leone, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 37

Figure 22: Sierra Leone, Recent Bid Round Results* 37

Figure 23: Somalia, Map of Somali Offshore 2019 License Round 38

Figure 24: Somalia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 39

Figure 25: Uganda, Map of Second Licensing Round (Round 2019) 40

Figure 26: Uganda, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 41

Figure 27: Uganda, Recent Bid Round Results* 41

Figure 28: Senegal, Map of 2019 Licensing Round 42

Figure 29: Senegal, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 43

Figure 30: Senegal, Recent Bid Round Results* 43

Figure 31: Indonesia, Map of 2019 Conventional Oil and Gas Round III 50

Figure 32: Indonesia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 51

Figure 33: Indonesia, Recent Bid Round Results 51

Figure 34: India, Map of Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) – OALP Bid Round-IV 52

Figure 35: India, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 53

Figure 36: India, Recent Bid Round Results 54

Figure 37: China, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 56

Figure 38: Malaysia, Map of Petronas Licensing Round 2020 57

Figure 39: Malaysia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 58

Figure 40: Malaysia, Recent Bid Round Results 58

Figure 41: Timor-Leste, Map of Second Licensing Round 59

Figure 42: Timor-Leste, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 60

Figure 43: Timor-Leste, Recent Bid Round Results 60

Figure 44: Dominican Republic, Map of Bid Round 2019 64

Figure 45: Cuba, Map of First Offshore License Round 2019 66

Figure 46: Cuba, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 67

Figure 47: Faroe Islands, Map of 5th Bidding Round 70

Figure 48: Faroe Island, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 71

Figure 49: Faroe Islands, Recent Bid Round Results 71

Figure 50: UK, 32nd Offshore Licensing Round 72

Figure 51: UK, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 73

Figure 52: UK, Recent Bid Round Results 73

Figure 53: Romania, Map of 11th Licensing Round 74

Figure 54: Romania, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 75

Figure 55: Romania, Recent Bid Round Results 75

Figure 56: Ukraine, Map of Fifth Electronic Auction Round 2019 80

Figure 57: Ukraine, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 81

Figure 58: Ukraine, Recent Bid Round Results 81

Figure 59: Russia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 82

Figure 60: Israel, Map of 2nd Offshore Bid Round 85

Figure 61: United Arab Emirates, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 86

Figure 62: United Arab Emirates, Recent Bid Round Results 86

Figure 63: Lebanon, Map of 2nd Offshore Licensing Round 88

Figure 64: Lebanon, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 89

Figure 65: Lebanon, Recent Bid Round Results* 89

Figure 66: Canada, Map of NL19-CFB01 92

Figure 67: Canada, Map of NL19-CFB02 93

Figure 68: Canada, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 94

Figure 69: Canada, Recent Bid Round Results 94

Figure 70: US, Map of Beaufort Sea Areawide Sales 2019W 95

Figure 71: US, Map of North Slope Areawide Sales 2019W 96

Figure 72: US, Map of North Slope Foothills Areawide Sales 2019 97

Figure 73: US, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 99

Figure 74: US, Recent Bid Round Results 99

Figure 75: Australia, 2019 Onshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (SA) 102

Figure 76: Australia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 103

Figure 77: Australia, Recent Bid Round Results 103

Figure 78: Australia, Map of 2019 Onshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (SA) 105

Figure 79: Australia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 106

Figure 80: Australia, Recent Bid Round Results 106

Figure 81: Brazil, Map of Transfer of Rights Surplus Production Sharing Bidding Round 109

Figure 82: Brazil, Map of 6th Round Production Sharing-Pre-Salt 110

Figure 83: Brazil, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 111

Figure 84: Brazil, Recent Bid Round Results 111

Figure 85: Colombia, Map of 2nd PPA (Permanent Process Allocation Areas) 2019 Round 112

Figure 86: Colombia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 113

Figure 87: Colombia, Recent Bid Round Results 113

Figure 88: Uruguay, Map of 2019 Open Bid Round-November Deadline 114

Figure 89: Uruguay, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 115

Figure 90: Uruguay, Recent Bid Round Results 115

Figure 91: Peru, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 117

Figure 92: Peru, Recent Bid Round Results 118

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