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Auction and fears in Brazil

As previously announced, auction for the four blocks in Rio de Janeiro in the Santos in Campos basins will be held just a week before the presidential elections, on Friday. The companies registered for this are CNOOC, Chevron Corp, Equinor, BP and Total. These companies will have the last chance to try for one of the most wanted Brazil’s offshore oil. There is a fear regarding obstacles for foreign investment.

Tribunal approves bid for Chevron’s asset sale category
Sept. 14, 2018

Tribunal approves bid for Chevron’s asset sale

The South African Competition Tribunal has approved Glencore’s $973m bid for the acquisition of Chevron Corp’s subsidiary. Chinese state-owned Sinopec was acquiring 75% stake through the sale last year, before Glencore jumped in, backed by minority shareholders and exercised pre-emptive rights on the sale. The proposed merger is subject to the condition that jobs are preserved after the deal and the CSA retirees’ medical aid subsidy is continued among others.

Vedanta wins big in first Open Acreage Auction category
Aug. 29, 2018

Vedanta wins big in first Open Acreage Auction

The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) yesterday announced the results of the maiden open acreage auction, with Vedanta Group winning big. The auction received 110 bids for the 55 blocks on offer, and Vedanta received licenses for 41 of them. Vedanta played aggressive in the auction, placing bids on the entire blocks on auction. ONGCs conservative bids landed it only 2 blocks, while OIL won licences to 9 blocks.

Vedanta to increase production capacity category
Aug. 21, 2018

Vedanta to increase production capacity

In a bid to increase its reserve base, Vedanta Limited is planning to invest $2.3 billion towards CAPEX on its oil and gas activities. Vedanta is targeting an increase in production from the current 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day to 300,000 boepd over the next few years. Under the OALP auction, Vedanta recently bid for all 55 blocks on offer in the first round.

Indonesia invites bidding for oil and gas blocks category
Aug. 14, 2018
Source: Jakarta Post

Indonesia invites bidding for oil and gas blocks

The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry floated tenders for six oil and gas blocks were floated yesterday. The blocks on auction are South Jambi B, Makassar Strait, Selatpanjang in Riau, Banyumas, Andika Bumi Kita and South East Mahakam. The ministry priced the bidding document at $5,000.While the bidding submission deadline for onstream blocks is Dec 12th, bids for the exploration blocks will have to be submitted by Dec 10th.

India launches second round of DSF auction category
Aug. 10, 2018

India launches second round of DSF auction

The second auction of small discovered oil and gas blocks in India was launched yesterday. The South Asian nation is looking to quickly monetize its hydrocarbon resources. In the first week of September, the bidding for 59 fields will begin which will close on December 18. Oil Ministry informed that the blocks offered under the latest round have reserves of about 1.4 billion barrels.

Essar enters into GSPA with GAIL category
Aug. 10, 2018

Essar enters into GSPA with GAIL

Essar Oil subsidiary, Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL) has entered into a gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) with state-run GAIL for a 15-year term. GAIL won the bid for the contract floated by EOGEPL. The deal will help monetize EOGEPL’s complete CBM production from the Raniganj East block. The Essar subsidiary has already concluded drilling of 346 out of the 500 CBM wells.

Vedanta Cairn winning blocks under OALP category
Aug. 8, 2018

Vedanta Cairn winning blocks under OALP

Vedanta Cairn is reaching a final stage in securing 41 hydrocarbon blocks, under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP). The awards were reportedly given based on the recommendations of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECS). Furthermore, ECS will award these blocks to the Anil Agarwal-led firm, nine to public-sector Oil India and two to ONGC. No foreign oil company bid for the first round of OALP.

BP places over $10b bid for BHP assets category
July 9, 2018
Source: Reuters

BP places over $10b bid for BHP assets

Sources have confirmed that the British oil major, BP Plc is reportedly leading the auction for the sale of BHP’s onshore shale assets in US. It was after the submission of the offer of over $10 billion that BP became a front-runner. BHP’s sale domain includes their $12 billion takeover of Petrohawk Energy in 2011 whose share value dropped down to $1.60 last year.

Auction for Indian oil and gas fields postponed category
June 25, 2018
Source: Economic Times

Auction for Indian oil and gas fields postponed

The auction of at least 60 oil and gas fields under the Government of India’s Discovered Small Field (DSF) policy has been postponed till July. DSF-II was scheduled for launch around mid-June. The DSF policy, introduced in 2016, offers small discovered fields of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL) involving marketing and pricing freedom and lower taxes.

Mexico formulates bid terms for block auction category
June 21, 2018
Source: Reuters

Mexico formulates bid terms for block auction

Mexico’s oil regulator, National Hydrocarbons Commission, on Tuesday declared the main bid variables for the auction of 37 onshore blocks scheduled in September. The regulator also released the bid terms for the seven joint ventures on offer with the national oil company, Pemex to be hosted in October. The new bid variables shed the past practice of setting maximum and minimum values for the additional royalty.

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