Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, known as ANP, will offer will offer 269 blocks in its 13th bidding round scheduled for October 7, 2015. The blocks will span across 10 geological basins.
The ANP will offer seven onshore blocks in the the Amazonas basin and 22 in Parnaíba. In mature basins, 71 blocks will be included in the Potiguar Basin and 85 in the Reconcavo basin. A total number of 185 onshore blocks will be available for bidding.
Offshore, the bidding round will offer areas in basins off Brazil’s eastern shore. In the northeast, ANP will offer 10 blocks in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin, four in the Jacuípe and nine in the Camamu-Almada basins respectively.
In the southeast region, seven blocks will be put up for grabs in the Espirito Santo Basin and three in the Campos Basin.
Furthermore, in the south, the licencing round will offer 51 blocks in the Pelotas Basin. In total, 84 offshore blocks will be offered to interested companies.