Somalia Licensing Round
Extended

In August 2020 the Somali Petroleum Authority (SPA) oversaw the opening of the country’s first ever offshore licensing round. This followed the establishment of the Authority (press release) and approval of the Petroleum Law by the Upper and Lower Houses of the Federal Parliament. The License Round is currently set to close on 30th June 2021 following an extension (official statement).

The launch of the License Round marked a landmark moment in the development of Somalia’s natural resources and will be transformational for the country’s development.

The law includes provisions that the country’s oil and gas will belong exclusively to the Somali people. It also embeds a groundbreaking revenue-sharing agreement that ensures revenues will be distributed among the Somali people through the Federal States, and for the benefit of future generations.

Future revenues will be invested in the continuing re-building of the country’s economic and social infrastructure, in particular in education, security and healthcare, to ensure the long-term prosperity of the Somali people.

This development now paves the way for the conclusion of Somalia’s 1st Offshore Somalia License Round. In preparation for the round, acquisition and processing of 20,185 km of 2D long-offset seismic data has been completed. This program complements 20,500 km of existing seismic data acquired in 2014.

The survey design, which covers water depths of 30 m to 4,000 m, has allowed for seismic coverage over the shelf, slope and basin floor with dip, strike and recording time intervals suitable for defining a range of leads and prospects. Modern processing algorithms were applied to the raw data to achieve optimal subsurface imaging.


LICENSING ROUND DOCUMENTATION

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TENDER PROTOCOL DOCUMENT
24 November 2020

Download the final tender protocol documentation

PROD. SHARING AGREEMENT
24 November 2020

Download the model PSA document

SOMALI PETROLEUM LAW
8 February 2020

Somali Petroleum Law document released February 2020

ANNEX 1: TECHNICAL BLOCK DATA
29 December 2020

Additional bid documentation

ANNEX 2: LETTER OF REGISTRATION
29 December 2020

Additional bid documentation

SUBSURFACE DATA COVERAGE

Seismic data available to enhance exploration


Virtual Roadshow – May 2020

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Virtual Roadshow Part 1
Minister’s Introduction

Virtual Roadshow Part 2
Blocks and Associated Geology

Virtual Roadshow Part 3
Petroleum Legislation and Fiscal Terms

Virtual Roadshow Part 4
Round Schedule and Closing Remarks