The government of Mozambique has extended to 30 April the deadline for submission of tenders for the 5th tender for oil and gas prospecting and exploration, according to an official statement.
In the statement, the government announced that the decision to extend the tender deadline, which was launched simultaneously in the cities of Maputo and London on 23 October, was due to “great interest shown by oil companies to participate actively in the tender. “
This interest was expressed by the massive turn out of representatives of oil companies at the launch of the tender. In Maputo the event was attended by 100 people and by 350 people in London, representing more than 50 oil companies.
“Given several requests for extension of the deadline for submission of proposals and the need to maximise the number of competing companies, the government of Mozambique has decided to extend the deadline for submission of proposals in this tender until 12.00 on 30 April 30, 2015,” the statement said.
Initially Mozambican and foreign companies interested in developing oil and gas research and production activities in 15 blocks were expected to submit their proposals by 20 January 2015.
The tender is offering three blocks in the Rovuma basin and 12 in the Mozambique basin, eight of them in the offshore area and four onshore. (macauhub/MZ)