Angola hands out acreage in latest bid round
LUANDA, April 12, 2022 – Angola has completed the farm-out of six tenders for E&P blocks in its latest upstream bid round, NOC Sonangol announced on Friday.
In terms of producing blocks, London-listed Afentra was awarded a 20% stake in Block 3/05.
A 10% stake of Eni-operated Block 15/06 was secured by a consortium consisting of Namibian NOC Namcor, London-based Sequa Petroleum and Angola’s Petrolog.
Angola’s Somoil and new player Sirius were awarded 8.5% shares in Block 18 and 10% shares in Block 31.
Awarded exploration blocks included Block 23, which saw a group including Namcor, Sequa and Petrolog take a 40% operating stake with Afentra taking another 40% share.
The group consisting of Namcor, Sequa and Petrolog also took 35% share of Block 27, with Somoil and Sirius taking a combined 25% interest
The auction was expected to finish in August 2022 but was delayed due to due diligence taking longer than expected.
The bid round began in June 2021 for blocks 3/05, 4/05, 5/06, 15/6, 18, 23, 27 and 31.