16th ANP Round Has Record Collection, with R $ 8.9 Billion

Source Press Release
Company Petrobras (IFRS US$ Current)BP Plc.Chevron CorporationExxonMobilPetronasQatar PetroleumRepsolRoyal Dutch ShellTotalWintershall Dea GmbH 
Tags Licensing Rounds, Deals, Upstream Activities
Date October 10, 2019

The 16th Bidding Round collected R $ 8.9 billion in signing bonuses, a record value among the concession rounds already held in Brazil. The round will generate investments of at least R $ 1.58 billion only in the first phase of the concession contracts (exploration phase). 

Twelve of the 36 maritime blocks offered were sold, with an average signing bonus of 322.74%. Block CM-541, in the Campos Basin, had the largest signing bonus ever offered to a block in concession rounds, about R $ 4.03 billion. In all, 11 companies from nine countries made offers, ten of which bought blocks. The total area consumed was about 11,800 km⊃;. 

For the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, present at the public session of bids, the bid exceeded all expectations. “The auction had a record in signing bonus collections. This shows that the policy for the oil and natural gas sector is on track and opens new prospects for the Assignment Surplus Auction and the 6th Sharing Round, which will be held this year, ”he noted. 

The director general of ANP, Décio Oddone, stressed the importance of the investments that will be generated. “As a result of this round, we estimate from three to four new offshore platforms in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a production of 400 to 500 thousand barrels per day and collection in the order of R $ 100 billion in taxes and government participation to of the projects, ”he said. 

In addition to the ANP minister and director general, other authorities, representatives of companies and the directors of the Agency Aurélio Amaral, Amorelli Júnior, Felipe Kury and Cesário Cecchi also attended.

See below the blocks awarded in Round 16:

Campos  SC-AP4  CM-477  Petrobras (70%) *; BP Energy (30%)  2,045,000,000.00 
Campos  SC-AP4  CM-541  Total E&P of Brazil (40%) *; Petronas (20%); Brazil QPI (40%)    4,029,302,001.00 
Campos  SC-AP4  CM-659  Shell Brazil (40%) *; Brazil QPI (25%); Chevron (35%)   714,000,000.96  
Campos  SC-AUP3  CM-479  ExxonMobil Brasil (100%) *  25,350,000.00 
Campos  SC-AUP3  CM-661  Petronas (100%) *  1,115,727,860.24 
Campos  SC-AUP3  CM-715  Petronas (100%) *  24,977,060.00 
Campos  SC-AUP4  CM-713  Shell Brazil (40%) *; Brazil QPI (25%); Chevron (35%)   550,800,000.31  
Campos  SC-AUP4  CM-795  Repsol (100%) *  9,528,800.00 
Campos  SC-AUP4  CM-825  Repsol (60%) *; Chevron (40%)  12,386,686.00 
Campos  SC-AUP4  CM-845  Chevron (40%) *; Wintershall Brazil (20%); Repsol (40%)  26,955,686.00 
Santos  SS-AUP5  SM-766  Chevron (40%) *; Wintershall Brazil (20%); Repsol (40%)  54,141,686.00 
Santos  SS-AUP5  SM-1500  BP Energy (100%) *  307,753,753.00 

* Operator

The signing of the contracts is expected to occur by February 14, 2020.

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