Regulatory News
May 02
The notice for the 6th Round of Production Sharing Bidding was published in the Official Gazette and in large-distribution newspapers on April 15, 2019, announcing the areas on offer, the rules and procedures for participation and the preliminary schedule of the round. In it, there are still four draft production sharing agreements: with the participation of Petrobras as operator; with the participation of Petrobras as operator and unitization; without the participation of Petrobras as operator; and without the participation of Petrobras as operator and unitization.

The pre-bidding and drafts were approved by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and will include public consultation and hearing, and may undergo corrections and improvements. The texts are available on the website of the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).
April 10
On April 2, the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) launched the GeoANP - Georeferenced Data Map, an interactive tool that gathers information from the oil exploration and production segment, with information on sedimentary basins such as wells drilling, seismic surveys and blocks tendered in rounds. There will soon be production information from the oil and natural gas fields. The objective is to increase transparency, giving society direct access to ANP public data and information, and thus promoting a higher regulatory quality.

Public production information will be made available in GeoANP in the first half of 2019 with other data being updated throughout the year.
April 05
The International Offshore Petroleum Environment Regulators (IOPER), a collaborative group of oil and biofuel regulatory agencies from various countries, will host the Spillcon 2019 - Source Control Workshop event in Perth, Australia, from May 20-24. By bringing together agencies from Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway, IOPER seeks to raise environmental safety standards in oil production and exploration activities.

At Spillcon, IOPER and Australia's NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority) join the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) in discussions on the cause, prevention and response to accidents involving oil exploration that may have an impact in the environment.

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