The National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) published, on Tuesday (21), the new version of the notice of permanent offer. The new notice has already been assessed by the Federal Court of Auditors (TCU) and includes the offer of 708 exploratory blocks, three areas with marginal accumulations.
According to the agency, in addition to the technical and economic parameters for the blocks and area included, the document provides updated the parameters of the blocks and the areas already included in the previous version, especially with regard to the methodology for defining the royalty rates. For areas with marginal accumulations and exploratory blocks in new borders, for example, the minimum royalty rate will be 5%. For areas outside the pre-salt polygon of the Campos and Santos Basins and those classified as basins of high potential, the royalty rate is set at 10%.
If there is interest from the companies, the ANP calls a public session of offers, so that other companies can compete for the areas. The 1st Cycle of Permanent Supply took place in September 2019. Thirty-three blocks and 12 areas with marginal accumulations were leased.