As announced by the Brazil Petroleum Agency - ANP on May 7, 2015, Bid Round 13 is scheduled to take place on October 7 this year. According to ANP’s General Director, the preliminary version of the RFP will be published on June 11 and the public consultation will last until August 18.

A total of 269 exploratory blocks will be offered, namely 84 offshore and 185 onshore blocks. The Pelotas Basin will have the largest number of offshore blocks (51) and the Recôncavo Basin the largest number of onshore blocks (85). According to the Agency the 10 blocks of the Sergipe/Alagoas Basin are the highlights of the Round.

Details about the blocks and a descriptive map are available on ANP's website.