Petrobras: Result of the 16th ANP Bidding Round

Result of the 16th ANP Bidding Round

Petrobras reports that it has acquired one offshore  block  in  the  16th  ANP Bidding Round  under  the  Concession  Regime,  held  today  by  the  National  Agency  of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP). The company is advancing its partnership strategy and will be the operator.  

The total amount of the signature bonus to be paid by the company still in 2019 is around R$ 1.432 billion. In addition to the signature bonus, the judgment criteria also considered in the public sale was the Minimum Exploration Program  (“MEP”)  to  be  applied  on  the  block,  expressed  in  Work  Units  (“WU”)  -  covering  the number of wells to be drilled, and the seismic extension to be employed during the exploratory activity.

As in the previous bidding rounds, Petrobras acted selectively in the auction held today, as a result of its strategic vision to recompose its exploratory portfolio, in which it seeks to ensure the sustainability of its future oil and gas production.

This Campos Basin deep-water block was acquired by Petrobras in partnership with BP Energy do Brasil Ltda. The companies  have  identified  large  geological  potential  in  this  block,  which  supports  their competitive proposal. The exploratory blocks in the Campos Basin region has been highly competitive in the ANP bidding rounds carried out in 2017 and 2018.  

The operation in consortia with major companies is aligned with Petrobras’ strategic objective to strengthen partnerships, sharing risks, combining technical and technological skills and capturing synergies to leverage results.