Licensing Rounds

Australia

Round: Offshore round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 May 2018 - Round 1: Closed 18 October 2018, Round 2: Closes 21 March 2019

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Brazil

Round: 15th bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 29 March 2018

Round: 4th pre-salt bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 7 June 2018

Round: 5th pre-salt bid round

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 28 September 2018

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Canada

Round: NL18 Eastern Newfoundland, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 5 April 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

Round: NL18 Jeanne d'Arc Region, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 5 April 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

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China

Round: 1-on-1 negotiations (Cnooc)

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 24 May 2011

Round: 38 blocks (offshore) 2018

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

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Congo-Brazzaville

Round: License round phase II, 2018 - 2019

Status: Open

Dates: Opened November 2018, Closes 30 June 2019

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Cuba

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Denmark

Round: East of 6 degrees 15' E

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

Round: 8th licensing round, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 21 June 2018, Closes 1 February 2019

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Egypt

Round: Oil exploration round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened April 2016

Round: EGPC International Bid Round 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Closed 1 October 2018

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Round: EGAS International Bid Round 2018 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Closed 29 November 2018

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Argentina

Round: 1st offshore bid round, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 6 November 2018, Closes 14 March 2019

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Faroe Islands

Round: South and East offshore areas

Status: Open application process

Dates: NA

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Gabon

Round: 12th shallow and deepwater licensing round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Closes 22 April 2019

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Greece

Round: Offshore Ionian & Crete tenders, 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 2 December 2017, Closed 5 March 2018

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Greenland

Round: Open Door Offshore

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 September 2014

Round: The Davis Strait 2018 licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 January 2018, Closes 15 December 2018

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India

Round: Discovered small field bid round II, 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 9 August 2018, Closes 18 December 2018

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Round: Open acreage licensing programme, Round 2

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: NA

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Indonesia

Round: 1st Conventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Direct proposal opened 19 February 2018, Closed 25 April 2018; Regular tender opened 19 February 2018, Closed 26 June 2018

Round: 1st Unconventional Oil and Gas 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Direct proposal opened 19 February 2018, Closed 25 April 2018

Round: 2nd Conventional Oil and Gas 2018 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 13 August 2018, Closed 10 December 2018

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Israel

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2018 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 4 November 2018, Closes 17 June 2019

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Lebanon

Round: 2nd offshore licensing round, 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: NA

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Malaysia

Round: Petronas, 2018 exploration bid round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 1 January 2018

Mexico

Round: 2nd licensing round (IV) deepwater

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 31 January 2018

Round: 3rd licensing round (I) shallow water

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 27 March 2018

Namibia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

Netherlands

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Open application process

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New Zealand

Round: 2018 block offer

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q2 2019

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Nicaragua

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 20 April 2009

Norway

Round: 24th licensing round, 2017

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Opened 21 June 2017, Closed 30 November 2017

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Round: APA 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 9 May 2018, Closed 4 September 2018

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Oman

Round: 2017 bid round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 20 September 2017, Closed 31 December 2017

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Pakistan

Round: 32 blocks, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: N/A

Seychelles

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Open file process

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Somaliland

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

Sri Lanka

Round: 3rd offshore round, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: TBC

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Thailand

Round: Petroleum bidding round (expiring offshore contracts), 2018 *updated*

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 13 December 2018

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Tunisia

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: N/A

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United Kingdom

Round: 31st offshore licensing round

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 10 July 2018, Closed 7 November 2018

Round: 31st supplementary offshore licensing round - Greater Buchan area plan *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens Q1 2019

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United States

Round: Lease sale 250 (Gulf of Mexico), 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 21 March 2018

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Round: Lease sale 251 (Gulf of Mexico), 2018

Status: Conditionally awarded

Dates: Auctioned on 15 August 2018

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Round: Lease sale 252 (Gulf of Mexico), 2019

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction March 2019

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South Sudan

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

Trinidad and Tobago

Round: Shallow water competitive bid round 2018 *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 8 November 2018, Closes 20 May 2019

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Guinea

Round: 1st offshore round, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2018

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Jamaica

Round: Licensing round

Status: Open application process

Dates: Opened 1 January 2013

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Colombia

Round: Sinu San Jacinto 2017

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 5 October 2017

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Nigeria

Round: 2nd marginal fields bid round, 2018

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens 2018

Côte d'Ivoire

Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 25 October 2017

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Sierra Leone

Round: 4th offshore licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 January 2018, Suspended to allow for industry consultation

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Cameroon

Round: Onshore / offshore blocks 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 15 January 2018, Closed 29 June 2018

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Round: Open, direct negotiations

Status: Open

Dates: N/A

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Jordan

Round: Conventional & unconventional oil & gas (open acreage)

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 26 October 2017, Closed 31 January 2018

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UAE

Round: Abu Dhabi licensing block bid 2018

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 10 April 2018, Closed 15 October 2018

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Round: Ras al Khaimah licensing round 2018 *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 1 April 2018, Closed 5 December 2018

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Round: Sharjah 1st onshore licensing round *updated*

Status: Pending awards

Dates: Opened 25 June 2018, Closed 9 December 2018

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Philippines

Round: Philippine conventional energy contracting programme (PCECP)

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Opens November 2018

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Ecuador

Round: Ronda Petrolera Intracampos

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 11 September 2018, Closes 18 January 2019

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Madagascar

Round: 2018-19 licensing round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 7 November 2018, Closes 30 May 2019

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Senegal

Round: 2 blocks (offshore) 2018

Status: Open

Dates: Closes 31 October 2018

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Ghana

Round: 1st oil & gas license round

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 15 October 2018, Closes 21 May 2019

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Croatia

Round: 2nd onshore bidding round *updated*

Status: Open

Dates: Opened 2 November 2018, Closes 28 June 2019

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Ukraine

Round: 1st international oil & gas licensing round 2019 *updated*

Status: Commencing shortly

Dates: Auction on 6 March 2019

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