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CNPE approves second round of pre-salt bidding

Oil and gas

In a dispatch, an organ linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy officially approved the event, which should raise R $ 3.4 billion in signature bonuses

In a dispatch published on Thursday (4) in the Official Gazette (DOU), the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) approved the holding of the second round of bidding for blocks in the pre-salt area under a sharing regime.

In this round, the areas adjacent to the Carcará prospects (block BM-S-8) and Cat do Mato (block BM-S-54) and the Sapinhoá field, in the Santos sedimentary basin, as well as the Campo de Green Turtle (Mixed Turtle Mint) in the Campos sedimentary basin.

In total, the signing bonus to be paid by the winners will add up to R $ 3.4 billion. The minimum oil percentages that should remain with the Union during the term of the contract were 22.08% for Carcará, 11.53% for the Cat do Mato prospect, 10.43% for the Sapinhoá Field and 12.98% In the Green Turtle Field.

According to a decree published on Wednesday (3), Petrobras will have 30 days to express and exercise its right of preference in the event scheduled for these areas. The percentage of the company's participation must comply with a minimum limit of 30% and, if there is no interest in the preference, the Brazilian oil company may participate in the auction under the same conditions as other competitors.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the second and third bidding for pre-salt areas on a shared basis is expected to occur on October 27. This year, the 14th round of pre-salt block bids is also scheduled, under a concession regime.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from DOU and MME