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ROC Launches Licensing Round at Africa Oil Week

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Republic of Congo (ROC) launched an exploration bidding round in Cape Town, at Africa Oil Week. The licensing round is offering 18 blocks in deep-water offshore and onshore sites in its efforts to boost production, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons said on Tuesday.


Phase II of the 2018/19 licensing round has five blocks available in the onshore Cuvette Basin, five in shallow offshore sites, another five in deep and ultra-deep waters and three onshore in the coastal basin, the ministry said in a presentation at the Africa Oil Week conference.

The Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019 involves five blocks in the shallow offshore, five blocks in the deep and ultra-deep offshore, three onshore blocks in the Coastal Basin and five onshore blocks in the Cuvette Basin.