First ANP Bid Round On Pre-Salt Areas Scheduled for November 28, 2013   

Brazil′s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has announced that the first ANP bid round to include blocks in the pre-salt area will occur in November 28, 2013. The government expects to identify the areas which will be offered in June.

Regarding the bid round focused on unconventional resources (especially shale gas), Brazil?s President, Dilma Rousseff, intends to open bidding in October. Areas in six different basins (Paraná, São Francisco, Parecis, Sergipe/Alagoas, Parnaíba e Recôncavo) are likely to be offered, but are still pending approval of the relevant regulatory body, CNPE.   

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