In compliance with CNPE Resolution 17/17, the areas offered in the bidding rounds promoted by ANP are previously analyzed for environmental viability by the relevant environmental agencies.
The objective of this joint work is to exclude areas due to environmental restrictions due to overlap with areas where oil and natural gas exploration and production (E & P) activities are not possible or recommendable.
As a result of this analysis, opinions are prepared by the environmental agencies containing some guidelines, which allow the future concessionaire to include the environmental variable in its technical and economic feasibility studies of oil and natural gas E & P projects.
Environmental licensing of maritime activities and in an E & P transition zone is carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), through CGMAC (General Coordination of Environmental Licensing of Marine and Coastal Enterprises).
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