The Tender Protocol of the Open Acreage for exploratory risk blocks and areas with marginal accumulations for granting concession agreement for exploration or rehabilitation and production of oil and natural gas provides the areas on offer, the rules and procedures for participation. The models of concession agreement for exploratory risk blocks and areas with marginal accumulations are an integral part of the Tender Protocol.
Considering that the Open Acreage includes the continuous offer of returned fields and exploratory blocks (or in the process of being returned), as well as exploratory blocks offered in previous rounds and not sold, for the purpose of granting exploration or rehabilitation and production concession contracts of oil and natural gas, its Tender Protocol and Concession Agreements may change over time.
These changes may occur due to the inclusions, exclusions and adjustments of blocks and areas with marginal accumulations available in the offer, as well as improvements to the Tender Protocol and the drafts of the Open Acreage Concession Agreements.
On this page, the current and previous versions of the Tender Protocol and drafts of the concession agreements published by the ANP are available for download.
Tender Protocol and Models of Concession Agreements: Current Versions (Official Gazette dated 07/21/2020)
According to the statement published in the Official Gazette (DOU) on November 5, 2020, the ANP informs the decision of the Bidding Special Commission (CEL) under the terms of section 14.3 of the tender protocol for the Open Acreage in the event of disqualification provided for in paragraph "a" of section 1.4.
As communicated in the Official Gazette (DOU) on August 14, 2020, the ANP informs changes to clause twenty, which deals with Local Content, of the concession agreement for the Permanent Offer of blocks for exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The exploratory blocks agreement file has been replaced in the official version, in Portuguese, and in English.
The Tender Protocol of the Open Acreage, published on July 21, 2020, includes a total of 708 exploratory blocks and three areas with marginal accumulations.
The ANP Collegiate Board approved the final versions of the Tender Protocol and the models of Concession Agreements of the Open Acreage in Deliberative Circuit nº 411, of April 6, 2020, with the Federal Audit Court (TCU) receiving the referred documents on April 15. 2020, in accordance with Articles 3 and 8 of Normative Instruction TCU nº 81/2018.
The full texts of the current versions of the Tender Protocol and of the models of Concession Agreements are available for download in Word and pdf formats at the links below:
Tender Protocol and models of Concession Agreements: Past Versions
Published by: May 17, 2019 (Official Gazette dated 05/17/2019)
In the Tender Protocol of the Open Acreage published on May 17, 2019, a total of 600 blocks with exploratory risk and 14 areas with marginal accumulations were contemplated.
The 442 blocks with exploratory risk and 14 areas with marginal accumulations obtained a favorable expression regarding the environmental viability. The rectification of the PN-T-98 block area was the subject of Public Hearing No. 05/2019.
Published by: September 10, 2018 (Official Gazette dated 09/10/2018)
In the Tender Protocol of the Open Acreage published on September 10, 2018, a total of 158 blocks with exploratory risk were contemplated.
This version of the Tender Protocol included ten blocks - nine offshore blocks in the Campos Basin (CM-147, 173, 201, 58, 99, 299, 334, 464 and 496) and one onshore block in the Recôncavo Basin (REC- T-280), originating from Rounds 1 to 6 that had not been the object of authorization by the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), through CNPE Resolution No. 17/2017.
With the publication of CNPE Resolution No. 8/2018, CNPE authorized the ANP to include in the Open Acreage, the areas and blocks that were the object of Rounds 1 to 6.
On October 31, 2018, the version of the Tender Protocol, published on September 10, 2018, was replaced due to inaccuracies in filling in the values in column (I) Area Retention (R $ / Km2 / year) of Table 13, located in Annex I - Part 1 (pages 93 to 101 of the notice).
Published by: July 20, 2018 (Official Gazette dated 07/20/2018)
The Tender Protocol and of the models of Concession Agreements published on July 20, 2018 bring improvements in relation to the drafts of the Tender Protocol and of the Concession Agreements, published on April 27, 2018.
Tender Protocol Draft
Published by: November 29, 2019 (Official Gazette dated 11/29/2018)
On November 29, 2019 Notice of Public Consultation and Public Hearing No. 25/2019 was published, which contemplates improvements to the drafts of the Tender Protocol and the Open Acreage concession agreements and the inclusion of exploratory blocks and areas with marginal accumulations, as well as the exclusion of blocks and areas that were awarded in the 1st Cycle of the Open Acreage.
Published by: April 27, 2018 (Official Gazette dated 04/27/2018)
The announcement of the drafts of the Tender Protocol and of the Concession Agreements of the Open Acreage was published in the Official Gazette (DOU) on April 27, 2018 and in major newspapers.
The National Energetic Policy Council – CNPE – through its 17th resolution, published on the Official Gazette dated of June 8th ,2017, authorized ANP to promote the bidding round for the relinquished fields, fields in relinquishment process, as well as the exploration blocks with discoveries that are relinquished back to ANP. Also, allowed ANP offer the areas that already were authorized by past CNPE resolutions, on past bidding rounds, excluded the pre-salt situated blocks or others in the considered strategic areas.
On 05/11/2018 CNPE Resolution No. 2/2018 was published. The resolution establishes Local Content guidelines in the round of bidding for exploratory blocks under the concession regime for the Open Acreage.