Exploration & Production

Senegal launches tender for offshore blocks

Senegal has issued a tender for two new exploration blocks, Sénégal Offshore Sud and Sénégal Offshore Deep
By Staff reporter 5 October 2018 0 32806

Senegal has issued a tender for two new exploration blocks, Sénégal Offshore Sud and Sénégal Offshore Deep, Agence de Presse Sénégalaise has reported.

Companies will have until 31 October to submit expressions of interest, although no information has been given on the blocks.

This is the first time the government has used a tender in its petroleum sector, after having previously been accused of using opaque allocation practices. Senegalese President Macky Sall said in June that all subsequent block allocations would be conducted via tenders.

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