Offshore Brazil Open Bid Rounds
With over 649,000 kilometers in 2D multi-client data and ~270,900 square kilometers in 3D multi-client data in Brazil, our seismic data covers every basin, sector and block offshore Brazil in the upcoming bid round cycles.
Brazil Sets the Timeline for Upcoming Bid Round Cycles
The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has announced the upcoming offshore Brazil bid round dates. As per the proposed schedule, the ANP has set December 13, 2023, for the second round involving pre-salt acreage and the fourth round encompassing both onshore and offshore exploration blocks beyond the pre-salt polygon.
For the second pre-salt round, the regulatory body has confirmed the participation of 13 qualified companies eligible to submit offers for the six available areas. These areas include Agata, Cruzeiro do Sul, Esmeralda, Jade, and Tupinamba in the Campos basin and Turmalina in the Santos basin. The fourth round has a total of 955 exploration blocks, plus the Japiim marginal accumulation, available for offers.
Block Interest Declaration
Deadline to file declarations of interest for blocks with bid guarantees as well as submission of qualification documents
Disclosure of the Blocks
Disclosure of the blocks on offer in the 2nd Cycle of the Permanent Production Sharing Offer
Deadline for qualified bidders to present declaration of the blocks on interest and accompanying guarantees for the blocks on offer in the 2nd Cycle
Presentation of Bids
Public session for presentation of bids
Data for Discoveries
Over the last 30 years, the vast “petroliferous” margins of Brazil have consistently provided some of the largest discoveries in the world. High-quality seismic data is the pathfinder for exploration and production companies, not only to develop the best resources of the pre-salt play of the Santos and Campos Basins, but also to unleash the high potential of the underexplored Aptian rift/syn-rift play and deep water clastic and carbonate plays of the Ceará and Potiguar Basins of the Northern Equatorial Margin.
Foz do Amazonas, Pará-Maranhão and Barreirinhas Basins
Our data library offers over 11,000 square kilometers of 3D data over the Foz do Amazonas basin and over 35,000 kilometers of 2D data from which more than 20,000 kilometers were recently reprocessed (2019 – broadband). In Pará-Maranhão, we recently added over 8,000 kilometers of 2D data to expand its coverage of an area that already has over 25,000 kilometers of 2D data newly reprocessed (2020). Barreirinhas basins is fully covered by 2D modern dataset of long offset acquired in 2017.
Ceará and Potiguar Basins
Ceará basin is fully covered by modern and long offset dataset acquired in 2018 that is completely covering all the blocks on offer in the ANP bid round cycles. Potiguar is an area where TGS had heavily invested in the last three years. In 2019, TGS added over 10,000 square kilometers of 3D data, reprocessed with high-end technology such as Dynamic Matching FWI (2021). Potiguar is an area also fully covered by 2D modern seismic from which part of it was only acquired in 2020. Chosen datasets can be scaled for the maturity of the evaluation: a regional grid of 2D data for basin characterization, play potential recognition, and the presence of reservoir, seal, and source rocks.
Pernambuco-Paraíba and Sergipe-Alagoas Basins
TGS offers 16,300 km of long offset 2D data in the Sergipe Basin. This data, and the 8,000 km of legacy data on the Sergipe shelf, underpin the plays into deeper water adjacent to the Petrobras blocks. This data has been depth processed to suit the complex structural geology of this basin and can be considered as the main hydrocarbon generating sub-basin. The TGS Regional 2D seismic grid identifies the active petroleum system and multiple leads in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. Pernambuco-Paraíba basin has a great coverage of 2D grid, 5,400 kilometers of modern offset acquired in 2018.
Campos and Santos Basins
TGS holds the most extensive 2D and 3D seismic data coverage in the Campos and Santos basins, enjoying an exclusive position over much of the ANP bid round cycles. This highly coveted area holds blocks surrounded by major operators, and our supporting data in the area allow the structural highs for the blocks on offer to be clearly identified and mapped.
TGS is heavily investing in Pelotas to ensure the best coverage in an area we believe to have an enormous potential. In 2019 TGS reprocessed 2,700 kilometers of 2D data using broadband technology and producing KPSTM and KPSDM. In 2021, a new acquisition was completed and added an additional 9,300 kilometers of very modern 2D data covering a great part of the blocks on offer North of Pelotas. Overall, Pelotas basin is covered, from North to South with more than 41,800 kilometers of data allowing a broad regional understanding of the potential and opportunities available in the area.
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