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Brazil ANP clears 11 companies to bid for presalt areas -table

Brazilian Wave / Westshore Shipbrokers

Brazil oil auction testing apetite on 287 onshore and offshore blocks in a scandal-reforms country


By Reuters Staff

SAO PAULO
Petroleumworld 09 27 2017

Brazil's oil regulator ANP said on Tuesday it has authorized 11 companies to bid in auctions next month for exploration and production rights in the
presalt region off the Brazilian coast.

Ten of the companies cleared to participate are foreign, and
one is Brazilian, ANP said in a statement.

All already have oil and gas exploration and production
contracts in Brazil, except for Malaysia's Petronas Carigali SDN
BHD, the regulator said.

The government's second and third rounds of bidding for
presalt areas are scheduled for Oct. 27. The first round was in
2013.

In Brazilian petroleum parlance, the term presalt refers to
giant offshore oil deposits. They are located several kilometers
(miles) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, making their
exploitation a costly challenge.

* Companies approved for the second presalt round:

Company / Parent Co HQ

ExxonMobil Exploração / Brasil Ltda United States
Petrogal Brasil SA / Portugal
Petróleo Brasileiro SA / Brazil
Repsol Sinopec Brasil SA / Spain
Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda / United Kindgom
Statoil Brasil Óleo e Gás Ltda / Norway
Total E&P do Brasil Ltda / France
Petronas Carigali SDN BHD / Malaysia

* Companies approved for the third presalt round:

Company P/arent Co HQ

BP Energy do Brasil Ltda / United Kingdom
CNODC Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda / China
ExxonMobil Exploração Brasil Ltda / United States
Petrogal Brasil SA / Portugal
Petróleo Brasileiro SA / Brazil
- QPI Brasil Petróleo Ltda / Qatar
Petronas Carigali SDN BHD / Malaysia
Repsol Exploración SA / Spain
Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda / United Kingdom
Statoil Brasil Óleo e Gás Ltda / Norway
Total E&P do Brasil Ltda / France



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