Message from His Excellency the Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
Welcome to all companies in the petroleum sector!
As you know, our industry has been profoundly affected in recent years by a difficult economic situation globally. This has prompted all companies in the sector to review their strategies to stay on course.
Notwithstanding this environment, our goal is to further develop our mining sector to ensure the renewal of our reserves of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons.
To this end, our License Round offers interesting opportunities for the international oil and gas industry, permitting them to take strategic positions in areas of the Republic of Congo with a significant proven potential for hydrocarbons.
Thus, I have the honor to invite, on behalf of His Excellency Mr. Denis SASSOU N'GUESSO, President of the Republic, Head of State and on behalf of the Congolese Government, all interested companies to register, with immediate effect, for the second phase of promotion of the open blocks of our mining domain (Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019).
This Phase II involves five (5) blocks in the shallow offshore, five (5) blocks in the deep and ultra-deep offshore, three (3) onshore blocks in the Coastal Basin and five (5) onshore blocks in the Cuvette Basin.
The following is the practical information for the launch of this campaign; below is the calendar for the promotion of these areas:
From now: registration via this official website
September 2018: opening of the call for tender
November 2018: major presentation campaign in Cape Town
14.00, 23rd July 2019: closing date of the call for tender *UPDATED*
I thank you for your interest in the Republic of Congo.
Brazzaville, May 2018
Jean-Marc THYSTERE TCHICAYA
Minister of Hydrocarbons
Original letter (French)
Congo License Round Phase II 2018-2019 Available Blocks
CUVETTE BASIN - ONSHORE
COASTAL BASIN - ONSHORE
COASTAL BASIN OFFSHORE – Shallow Water
Marine XXIX A/B
Marine XXXI A/B
COASTAL BASIN OFFSHORE – Deep and Ultra-Deep Water
Coastal Basin block map, June 2018
Coastal Basin block map, high resolution PDF (20mb)
Cuvette Basin block map, June 2018
Cuvette Basin block map
Phase I - Available now
Phase II - Available now
Phase III - Available June 2019
Congo MegaSurveyPlus is a multi-vintage depth-migrated 3D dataset.
Revitalizing the offshore with a significantly improved and consistent geological perspective
Congo MegaSurveyPlus Phase I seismic line
Congo Licence Round Phase II 2018-2019, is supported by PGS