Q1 2019 Global Bid Round Outlook – Africa and Asia Lead Licensing Opportunities

In Q1 2019, 28 licensing rounds are open with 13 scheduled to close in the quarter. Africa and Asia are dominating the volume of licensing round activities in Q1 2019. Six countries in Asia are hosting eight licensing rounds, whilst five sub-Saharan African countries are hosting one round each. The ‘Lease Sale 252’ bid round in the US is offering the largest volume of acreage of 317,843 sq.km.

Scope

Provides overview of global bid rounds due to close in 2019

Information on each bid round due to close in 2019 by region and country

Upcoming bid rounds by region and country

Recent exploration and licensing history of countries where bids are due to close in 2019

State take comparison with regional peers for countries where bids are due to close in 2019

Reasons to buy

Obtain the most up to date information available on the global bid rounds due to close in 2019

Gain insight on bid rounds and blocks on offer by country and region

Keep abreast of recent developments on the global bid rounds

Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong data on global bid rounds

Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents 2

1.1. List of tables 7

1.2. List of figures 10

2. Key Highlights & Trends 15

3. Global ...

1. Table of Contents 2

1.1. List of tables 7

1.2. List of figures 10

2. Key Highlights & Trends 15

3. Global Bid Round Summary – 2019 16

3.1. Global Bid Round Activity - 2019 19

3.2. Open Bid Rounds 20

3.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 20

4. Q1 2019 Bid Round Overview 21

4.1. Rounds Closing this Quarter 21

4.2. Rounds Opening this Quarter 24

5. Africa 27

5.1. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 27

5.1.1. CONGO REPUBLIC 28

5.1.1.1. Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019 – Opened Q4 2018 28

5.1.2. GABON 33

5.1.2.1. 12th Gabon Shallow & Deep Water Round – Opened Q4 2018 33

5.1.3. GHANA 37

5.1.3.1. First Licensing Round 2018 – Opened Q4 2018 37

5.1.4. MADAGASCAR 42

5.1.4.1. Offshore Licensing Round 2018-19 – Opened Q4 2018 (Suspended) 42

5.1.5. SOMALIA 47

5.1.5.1. Somalia Offshore 2019 License Round– Opened Q1 2019 47

5.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 50

5.2.1. ALGERIA 50

5.2.2. ANGOLA 50

5.2.3. EGYPT 51

5.2.3.1. GANOPE 2018 Licensing Round (Red Sea) 51

5.2.3.2. Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company 2019 Licensing Round 51

5.2.4. EQUATORIAL GUINEA 51

5.2.5. LIBERIA 51

5.2.6. MOZAMBIQUE 51

5.2.7. NIGERIA 51

5.2.8. SENEGAL 52

5.2.9. SOUTH AFRICA 52

5.2.10. SUDAN 52

5.2.11. UGANDA 52

6. Asia 53

6.1. Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 53

6.1.1. CHINA 54

6.1.1.1. 2018 Shanxi Province CBM Bid Round – Closing February 2019 54

6.1.2. INDIA 58

6.1.2.1. Discovered Small Fields 2018 Bid Round-II – Closing January 2019 58

6.1.2.2. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy - OALP Bid Round-II – Closing March 2019 62

6.1.3. MYANMAR 67

6.1.3.1. Open Tender for Onshore Block RSF 1 – Closing in January 2019 67

6.2. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 72

6.2.1. CHINA 73

6.2.1.1. 2018 Offshore Bidding Round – Opened Q2 2018 73

6.2.2. SRI LANKA 74

6.2.2.1. International Bid Round 2019 (Block M2) – Opened Q1 2019 74

6.2.3. MALAYSIA 76

6.2.3.1. 2019 Licensing Round 76

6.2.4. PHILIPPINES 76

6.2.4.1. Conventional Energy Contracting Programme (PCECP) Round 76

6.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 77

6.3.1. BANGLADESH 77

6.3.2. INDIA 77

6.3.2.1. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy - OALP Bid Round-III 77

6.3.2.2. Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) - OALP Bid Round-IV 77

6.3.3. INDONESIA 78

6.3.4. MYANMAR 78

6.3.5. SRI LANKA 78

6.3.6. THAILAND 78

7. Caribbean 79

7.1. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 79

7.1.1. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 80

7.1.1.1. Shallow water Competitive Bid Round 2018 – Opened Q4 2018 80

7.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 85

7.2.1. BARBADOS 85

7.2.2. CUBA 85

7.2.3. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 85

7.2.4. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 85

8. Europe 86

8.1. Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 86

8.1.1. DENMARK 87

8.1.1.1. 8th Licensing Round – Closing February 2019 87

8.1.2. Q1 2019 OPEN BID ROUNDS 92

8.1.3. CROATIA 93

8.1.3.1. 2nd Onshore Licensing Round – Opened Q4 2018 93

8.1.4. POLAND 98

8.1.4.1. 2018 Licensing Round 3 – Opened Q2 2017 98

8.1.5. UK 102

8.1.5.1. 31st Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round – Opened Q1 2019 102

8.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 108

8.2.1. CROATIA 108

8.2.2. MONTENEGRO 108

8.2.3. NORWAY 108

8.2.4. POLAND 109

8.2.5. UK 109

9. Former Soviet Union 110

9.1. Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 110

9.1.1. UKRAINE 111

9.1.1.1. First Electronic Auction Round 2019 – Closing March 2019 111

9.2. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 117

9.2.1. UKRAINE 118

9.2.1.1. Second Licensing Round 2019 – Opened Q1 2019 118

9.2.2. GEORGIA 122

9.2.2.1. 2019 Open International Tender – Opened Q4 2018 122

9.3. Upcoming Bid Rounds 127

9.3.1. RUSSIA 127

10. Middle East 128

10.1. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 128

10.1.1. ISRAEL 129

10.1.1.1. 2nd Offshore Bid Round – Opened Q4 2018 129

10.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 134

10.2.1. LEBANON 134

10.2.2. OMAN 134

10.2.3. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 134

11. North America 135

11.1. Q1 2019 Open Bid Rounds 135

11.1.1. CANADA 136

11.1.1.1. NS18-3 – Opened Q4 2018 136

11.1.2. US 140

11.1.2.1. Lease Sale 252 – Opened Q3 2018 140

12. Oceania 145

12.1. Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 145

12.1.1. AUSTRALIA 146

12.1.1.1. 2018 Offshore Cash Bid Round – Closing February 2019 146

12.1.1.2. 2018 Offshore Acreage Release Round 2 – Closing March 2019 151

12.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 155

12.2.1. NEW ZEALAND 155

13. South America 156

13.1. Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 156

13.1.1. ECUADOR 157

13.1.1.1. XII Intracampos Bid Round 2018 – Closing February 2019 157

13.1.2. ARGENTINA 162

13.1.2.1. 1st Offshore Bid Round 2018 – Closing March 2019 162

13.2. Upcoming Bid Rounds 166

13.2.1. ARGENTINA 166

13.2.2. BRAZIL 166

13.2.3. ECUADOR 166

14. Appendix 168

14.1. Methodology 168

14.1.1. COVERAGE 168

14.1.2. SECONDARY RESEARCH 168

14.2. Contact Us 168

14.3. Disclaimer 169

List of Tables

Table 1: Global, Open and Upcoming Bid Rounds by Region and Bid Due Date, 2019 16

Table 2: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds Overview 21 ...

Table 1: Global, Open and Upcoming Bid Rounds by Region and Bid Due Date, 2019 16

Table 2: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds Overview 21

Table 3: Q1 2019 Upcoming Bid Rounds Overview 24

Table 4: Africa, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 27

Table 5: Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019 Overview 28

Table 6: Congo Republic, Recent Exploration Wells 32

Table 7: 12th Gabon Shallow and Deep Water Bid Round Overview 33

Table 8: Gabon, Recent Exploration Wells 36

Table 9: First Licensing Round 2018 Overview 37

Table 10: Ghana, Recent Exploration Wells 41

Table 11: Offshore Licensing Round 2018-19 Overview 42

Table 12: Madagascar, Recent Exploration Wells 46

Table 13: Somalia Offshore 2019 License Round Overview 47

Table 14: Somalia, Recent Exploration Wells 49

Table 15: Africa, Upcoming Bid Rounds 50

Table 16: Asia, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 53

Table 17: 2018 Shanxi Province CBM Bid Round Overview 54

Table 18: China, Recent Exploration Wells 57

Table 19: Discovered Small Fields (DSF) 2018 Bid Round-II Overview 58

Table 20: India, Recent Exploration Wells 61

Table 21: Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) - OALP Bid Round-II Blocks 62

Table 22: India, Recent Exploration Wells 66

Table 23: Open Tender for Onshore Block RSF 1 Overview 67

Table 24: Myanmar, Recent Exploration Wells 70

Table 25: Asia, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 72

Table 26: 2018 Offshore Bidding Round Overview 73

Table 27: International Bid Round 2019 (Block M2) Overview 74

Table 28: Asia, Upcoming Bid Rounds 77

Table 29: Caribbean, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 79

Table 30: Shallow water Competitive Bid Round 2018 Overview 80

Table 31: Trinidad and Tobago, Recent Exploration Wells 84

Table 32: Caribbean, Upcoming Bid Rounds 85

Table 33: Europe, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 86

Table 34: 8th Bid Round Overview 87

Table 35: Denmark, Recent Exploration Wells 91

Table 36: Europe, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 92

Table 37: 2nd Onshore Bid Round Overview 93

Table 38: Croatia, Recent Exploration Wells 97

Table 39: 2018 Licensing Round 3 Overview 98

Table 40: Poland, Recent Exploration Wells 101

Table 41: 31st Supplementary Offshore Bid Round Overview 102

Table 42: UK, Recent Exploration Wells 107

Table 43: Europe, Upcoming Bid Rounds 108

Table 44: Former Soviet Union, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged By Bid Due Date 110

Table 45: First Electronic Auction Round 2019 Overview 111

Table 46: Ukraine, Recent Exploration Wells 116

Table 47: Former Soviet Union, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 117

Table 48: Second Licensing Round 2019 Overview 118

Table 49: Ukraine, Recent Exploration Wells 121

Table 50: 2019 Open International Tender Overview 122

Table 51: Georgia, Recent Exploration Wells 126

Table 52: Former Soviet Union, Upcoming Bid Rounds 127

Table 53: Middle East, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 128

Table 54: 2nd Offshore Bid Round Overview 129

Table 55: Israel, Recent Exploration Wells 133

Table 56: Middle East, Upcoming Bid Rounds 134

Table 57: North America, Open Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 135

Table 58: NS18-3 Overview 136

Table 59: Canada, Recent Exploration Wells 139

Table 60: Lease Sale 252 Overview 140

Table 61: US, Recent Exploration Wells 144

Table 62: Oceania, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 145

Table 63: 2018 Offshore Cash Bid Round Overview 146

Table 64: Australia, Recent Exploration Wells 150

Table 65: 2018 Offshore Acreage Release Round 2 Overview 151

Table 66: Australia, Recent Exploration Wells 154

Table 67: Oceania, Upcoming Bid Rounds 155

Table 68: South America, Closing Bid Rounds, Arranged by Bid Due Date 156

Table 69: XII Intracampos Bid Round 2018 Overview 157

Table 70: Ecuador, Recent Exploration Wells 161

Table 71: 1st Offshore Bid Round 2018 Overview 162

Table 72: Argentina, Recent Exploration Wells (Offshore) 165

Table 73: South America, Upcoming Bid Rounds 166

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Bid Round Activity 19

Figure 2: Global Open Bid Rounds 20

Figure 3: Global Upcoming Bid Rounds 20

Figure 4: Q1 2019 ...

Figure 1: Global Bid Round Activity 19

Figure 2: Global Open Bid Rounds 20

Figure 3: Global Upcoming Bid Rounds 20

Figure 4: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds 21

Figure 5: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Bid Round and Terrain 22

Figure 6: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Terrain and Country 23

Figure 7: Q1 2019 Closing Bid Rounds: State Take Comparison of Countries 23

Figure 8: Q1 2019 Upcoming Bid Rounds 24

Figure 9: Q1 2019 Upcoming Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Bid Round and Terrain 25

Figure 10: Q1 2019 Upcoming Bid Rounds: Blocks on Offer by Terrain and Country 25

Figure 11: Q1 2019 Upcoming Bid Rounds: State Take Comparison of Countries 26

Figure 12: Congo Republic, Map of Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019 28

Figure 13: Congo Republic, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 29

Figure 14: Congo Republic, Recent Bid Round Results* 30

Figure 15: Congo Republic, Licensed Blocks By Company 30

Figure 16: Congo Republic, Basin Creaming Curve 32

Figure 17: Gabon, Map of 12th Gabon Shallow and Deep Water Licensing Round 33

Figure 18: Gabon, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 34

Figure 19: Gabon, Recent Bid Round Results* 35

Figure 20: Gabon, Licensed Blocks By Company 36

Figure 21: Gabon, Basin Creaming Curve 36

Figure 22: Ghana, Map of First Licensing Round 2018 38

Figure 23: Ghana, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 39

Figure 24: Ghana, Licensed Blocks By Company 40

Figure 25: Ghana, Basin Creaming Curve 40

Figure 26: Madagascar, Map of Offshore Licensing Round 2018-19 42

Figure 27: Madagascar, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 43

Figure 28: Madagascar, Recent Bid Round Results* 44

Figure 29: Madagascar, Licensed Blocks By Company 45

Figure 30: Madagascar, Basin Creaming Curve 45

Figure 31: Somalia, Map of Somalia Offshore 2019 License Round 47

Figure 32: Somalia, Recent Bid Round Results* 48

Figure 33: Somalia, Licensed Blocks By Company 49

Figure 34: China, Map of 2018 Shanxi Province CBM Bid Round 54

Figure 35: China, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 55

Figure 36: China, Recent Bid Round Results* 56

Figure 37: China, Licensed Blocks By Company 56

Figure 38: India, Map of Discovered Small Fields (DSF) 2018 Bid Round-II 58

Figure 39: India, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 59

Figure 40: India, Recent Bid Round Results* 60

Figure 41: India, Licensed Blocks By Company 60

Figure 42: India, Basin Creaming Curve 61

Figure 43: India, Map of Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) - OALP Bid Round-II 63

Figure 44: India, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 64

Figure 45: India, Recent Bid Round Results* 65

Figure 46: India, Licensed Blocks By Company 65

Figure 47: India, Basin Creaming Curve 66

Figure 48: Myanmar, Map of Open Tender for Onshore Block RSF 1 67

Figure 49: Myanmar, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 68

Figure 50: Myanmar, Recent Bid Round Results* 69

Figure 51: Myanmar, Licensed Blocks By Company 70

Figure 52: Sri Lanka, Map of International Bid Round 2019 (Block M2) 74

Figure 53: Sri Lanka, Recent Bid Round Results* 75

Figure 54: Trinidad and Tobago, Map of Shallow water Competitive Bid Round 2018 81

Figure 55: Trinidad and Tobago, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 82

Figure 56: Trinidad and Tobago, Recent Bid Round Results 82

Figure 57: Trinidad and Tobago, Licensed Blocks By Company 83

Figure 58: Trinidad and Tobago, Basin Creaming Curve 84

Figure 59: Denmark, Map of 8th Licensing Round 87

Figure 60: Denmark, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 88

Figure 61: Denmark, Recent Bid Round Results 89

Figure 62: Denmark, Licensed Blocks By Company 90

Figure 63: Denmark, Basin Creaming Curve 91

Figure 64: Croatia, Map of 2nd Onshore Licensing Round 93

Figure 65: Croatia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 94

Figure 66: Croatia, Recent Bid Round Results 95

Figure 67: Croatia, Licensed Blocks By Company 96

Figure 68: Croatia, Basin Creaming Curve 96

Figure 69: Poland, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 99

Figure 70: Poland, Recent Bid Round Results 100

Figure 71: Poland, Licensed Blocks By Company 100

Figure 72: Poland, Basin Creaming Curve 101

Figure 73: UK, Map of 31st Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round 103

Figure 74: UK, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 104

Figure 75: UK, Recent Bid Round Results 105

Figure 76: UK, Licensed Blocks By Company 105

Figure 77: UK, Basin Creaming Curve 107

Figure 78: Ukraine, Map of First Electronic Auction Round 2019 112

Figure 79: Ukraine, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 113

Figure 80: Ukraine, Recent Bid Round Results 114

Figure 81: Ukraine, Licensed Blocks By Company 114

Figure 82: Ukraine, Basin Creaming Curve 115

Figure 83: Ukraine, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 119

Figure 84: Ukraine, Recent Bid Round Results 119

Figure 85: Ukraine, Licensed Blocks By Company 120

Figure 86: Ukraine, Basin Creaming Curve 120

Figure 87: Georgia, Map of 2019 Open International Tender 123

Figure 88: Georgia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 124

Figure 89: Georgia, Recent Bid Round Results 125

Figure 90: Georgia, Licensed Blocks By Company 125

Figure 91: Georgia, Basin Creaming Curve 126

Figure 92: Israel, Map of 2nd Offshore Bid Round 129

Figure 93: Israel, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 130

Figure 94: Israel, Recent Bid Round Results 131

Figure 95: Israel, Licensed Blocks By Company 131

Figure 96: Israel, Basin Creaming Curve 133

Figure 97: Canada, Map of 2nd Offshore Bid Round 136

Figure 98: Canada, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 137

Figure 99: Canada, Recent Bid Round Results 138

Figure 100: Canada, Licensed Blocks By Company 138

Figure 101: US, Map of Lease Sale 252 141

Figure 102: US, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 142

Figure 103: US, Recent Bid Round Results 143

Figure 104: US, Licensed Blocks By Company 143

Figure 105: US, Basin Creaming Curve 144

Figure 106: Australia, Map of 2018 Offshore Cash Bid Round 147

Figure 107: Australia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 148

Figure 108: Australia, Recent Bid Round Results 149

Figure 109: Australia, Licensed Blocks By Company 149

Figure 110: Australia, Basin Creaming Curve 150

Figure 111: Australia, Map of 2018 Offshore Acreage Release Round 2 151

Figure 112: Australia, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 152

Figure 113: Australia, Recent Bid Round Results 153

Figure 114: Australia, Licensed Blocks By Company 153

Figure 115: Australia, Basin Creaming Curve 154

Figure 116: Ecuador, Map of XII Intracampos Bid Round 2018 157

Figure 117: Ecuador, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 158

Figure 118: Ecuador , Recent Bid Round Results 159

Figure 119: Ecuador, Licensed Blocks By Company 159

Figure 120: Ecuador, Basin Creaming Curve 161

Figure 121: Argentina, Map of 1st Offshore Bid Round 2018 162

Figure 122: Argentina, State Take Comparison – Regional Peers 163

Figure 123: Argentina, Recent Bid Round Results 164

Figure 124: Argentina, Licensed Blocks By Company 164

Figure 125: Argentina, Basin Creaming Curve 165

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